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Term Limits

Gov. Bruce Rauner Wants to See Legislative Term Limits in Illinois

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.04.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has at least one non-negotiable item on his wish list for the spring legislative session: passing legislative term limits. Rich Miller of Capitol Fax explains.

The Corporate Governance Climate in 2015

Ellevate | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
Ellevate

To maximize effectiveness, the composition of a corporate board should reflect its customers, the employees of the company and even other stakeholders such as investors.

Sam Stein

The New Hot Topic Among GOP Presidential Candidates Concerns The Courts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Judicial term limits aren't the sexiest, most inspiring campaign issue of modern times. But they've been mentioned in recent weeks in sp...

A New Era in Illinois Politics?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.29.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With Gov. Bruce Rauner in the Executive Mansion in Springfield, could this really be the beginning of a new, cooperative era in Illinois politics?

Obama Makes Conservative Case Against Term Limits

Kevin Price | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Kevin Price

I have long argued that term limits were a treatment of the symptoms of government's problems, rather than the causes. The reason you cannot get politicians to leave office is the benefits of power. Address that issue and politicians might leave voluntarily.

The Second Term Midterm Presidential Curse

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Hobratsch

If President Obama loses the Senate on November 4, it will not be so much a mar on his presidential legacy as it will be a continuation of a recent two-term presidential tradition.

John Mellencamp: U.S. Presidents Should Get Four Terms

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

John Mellencamp has a plan for improving the way the U.S. government is run: give presidents the opportunity to serve for 16 years. During a conve...

Illinoisans See the Legal Limits of Their Constitution

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.25.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The Illinois Constitution is designed to protect itself from amendments with grassroots origins. The authors of the 1970 constitution and the voters who ratified it made a clear statement: Constitutional amendments offered to voters should, with one narrow exception, come from elected lawmakers, not ordinary citizens.

Illinois Term Limits Effort Comes to an End in Court

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.21.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Wednesday's ruling from the First District Court of Appeals about legislative term limits in Illinois upholds a June decision by Cook County Circuit Judge Mary Mikva that found the proposed amendment unconstitutional and ineligible for inclusion on the ballot.

Is Progressive More Than a Word in Politics?

Julio Pabon | Posted 08.11.2014 | Latino Voices
Julio Pabon

The word progressive has been heard more in this past New York City mayoral race than any other I can remember. The fact is that after more than two...

That Didn't Take Long... Lawsuit Filed to Stop Term Limits and Redistricting Efforts

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.01.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Two citizen-backed constitutional amendments are heading down the road toward becoming laws. Those amendments being, of course, redistricting reform and legislative term limits.

Is It Time for Term Limits in Illinois?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.30.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A proposal from Illinois' top two GOP lawmakers to have a constitutional amendment instituting term limits for the executive branch on the November ballot failed to make it out of the Illinois Senate this week.

$100 by Tuesday and You Could Be a State Senator: Great Pay, Hours and Benefits!

Kevin Walsh | Posted 06.18.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Do you hate those knocks on the door with people holding clipboards? Have you thought of running for office but don't want to be the next Avon lady?

Jim Edgar on Term Limits: 'Good Politics, Bad Governing'

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.11.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Part of the reason term limits have become such a popular reform push in Illinois is because of career politicians such as House Speaker Michael Madigan who has served in the Illinois House for over 40 years.

If Term Limits Were Already in Place in Illinois, Who Would Be Gone?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.27.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has made term limits one of his four major campaign focuses. He's pushing a message of "Eight years and you're out." That got us thinking.

Sam Stein

The Original, Nefarious, Big-Moneyed Koch Brothers Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) took to the Senate floor two weeks ago to denounce energy tycoons Charles and David Koch...

Dare to Do Tax Reform

Jim Jaffe | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

The chairman of the Ways and Means Committee unveil a tax reform plan that everyone agrees is both credible and going nowhere.

Jon Ward

Tom Coburn Decides Only A Constitutional Convention Can Fix Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When I entered Sen. Tom Coburn's office on Capitol Hill, he declined my offer to shake hands, telling me he had a cold. That reminded me...

Rauner Backs 29-Year "Career Politician" in Kentucky Primary

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Doug Ibendahl

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner says he has a big beef with career politicians. And for that reason Rauner's supporting an Illinois term-limit initiative.

Former NY Governor Criticizes 'Permanent Political Class': 'They Dictate Our Lives'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) criticized Washington politicians who seek to “stay here forever and say nothing” in an interview with Bloo...

Tom Tancredo and the Lord

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 02.26.2014 | Denver
Christopher Brauchli

Tom Tancredo will probably be calling on the Lord again. When he needs to change his mind he lets the Lord do it for him. When he makes a decision he later regrets, he simply calls on the Lord who then decides what he should do.

A Legacy of Congressman Bill Young: Term Limits Not Answer to Fixing Political System

Steven Kurlander | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

Young was a career politician, the longest serving Republican in the House of Representatives. He was remembered as a devoted public servant, eulogized not only as an important advocate for the American military and wounded veterans, but also for his tireless work for his district.

Term Limits Are Not the Answer

Sean McElwee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Unlike other reforms, which would improve the U.S. political system (campaign-finance reform, more earmarks, open primaries, a shortened campaign season, redistricting reform, actual journalism) or scrap it all together, "term limits" would do nil to make our political system better.

Judge to Quinn: Pay 'em! Decision and Reactions

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.27.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

You probably know by now that Gov. Pat Quinn lost his attempt to cancel paychecks for lawmakers. Cook County Circuit Judge Neil Cohen sided with House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton in their lawsuit against Quinn.

Why You Should Resist Term Limit Temptation

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.26.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

We're hearing a lot about term limits these days because Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner has started a strongly financed initiative to add term limits to the Illinois Constitution.