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No Joke: You Paid $700,000 for Doors

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.05.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Turns out that Illinois state employees are among the highest paid, though Illinois does not top the list even among Midwestern states. But Illinois also has the fewest state employees per capita of all states. We break it all down in today's infographic. You be the judge of what constitutes "overpaid."

Audit: Metra Payout Unnecessary

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.21.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Patronage, clout, hush money, misuse of public funds... there are so many ways the events surrounding the departure of former Metra CEO Alex Clifford have exploded into the biggest Illinois scandal of the summer.

House Lawmakers Introduce Term-Limits Bill

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) is the latest federal legislator to propose a constitutional amendment that would impose term limits on federal lawmakers. ...

Political Futures Hang In The Balance

The Houston Chronicle | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

Fifteen state Senators will face voters in 2014, rather than serving a typical four-year term, following the once-a-decade re-election term drawing We...

America's Greatness

Gary Hart | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics
Gary Hart

Until the government haters get specific, name the programs they want to get rid of, and find a majority of Americans who agree with them, things will remain pretty much the same.

Lieberman Offers Support For Term Limits

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

Outgoing Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) offered support over the weekend for enacting term limits for both senators and House representatives. During...

Jindal Warns Republicans Shouldn't Fight 'To Protect The Rich'

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

Louisana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Thursday called for Republicans to rethink their approach to the so-called "fiscal cliff" negotiations and instead f...

It's the Need for Campaign Contributions That's the Problem

Todd Phillips | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Todd Phillips

Money is merely a symptom of the root problems of disconnect -- nearly all of the problems with our government can be traced back to the disconnect between citizens and the government.

Jason Cherkis

Rep. Paul Ryan Once Advocated For Term Limits | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Rep. Paul Ryan first ran for his home district's congressional seat in 1998, he came out in favor of term limits -- at the time a f...

Two Ways to Make the Supreme Court More Accountable and Democratic

Douglas J. Amy | Posted 08.20.2012 | College
Douglas J. Amy

There is growing interest in making the Supreme Court more responsive and accountable to the public. But how could we do that? Basically, there are two reforms that could make it more democratic.

Pols Apart

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 07.21.2012 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

Strengthening the civic education of the next generation of Americans through exercises in which students have to agree on controversial issues might help. But that will take time. And we can't afford to wait.

Incumbents Running Unopposed Should Not Be Rewarded With Full Terms

Steven Kurlander | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

If there were contested general elections in every political race, there would be no talk of mandatory term limits because the voters would have a greater ability to vote out of office those who did not deserve to be there.

The Quest for the Perfect Political Panacea

Tom Gerdy | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Tom Gerdy

I didn't want it to come to this, but I have been pushed to my limit. I am announcing my candidacy for the presidency of the United States of America....

Constitution Check: Has the Time Come to Limit Congressional Terms?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

It has been 17 years since the Supreme Court ruled that the states have no authority under state law to impose term limits on those who seek seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. The organization that pursued that case is still pursuing that goal.

As the Old Guard Liberals Exit Congress, a New Breed Must Take Their Place

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.13.2012 | Chicago
Pearl Korn

Who will pick up the mantle of this unabashed progressive voice in the House? Who will stand in Dennis Kucinich's place and demand that our government do the right thing by the People and the other nations of the world?

Giving All Government Employees Term Limits?

Steve Ressler | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business
Steve Ressler

As taxpayers and voters, you and I decide whether or not our elected officials remain employed. Should other government employees on the public roll have a similar period of performance review?

Atlantic City's Newest Casino To Impose Term-Limits For Employees

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.31.2012 | Business

In this sluggish labor market, many job-seekers would be happy to land a full-time position. But for workers at one Atlantic City casino, getting a jo...

Term Limits Are Finally on the Ballot -- But Who's Talking About It?

Vanessa Brito | Posted 03.06.2012 | Miami
Vanessa Brito

Voters have been adamant over their desire for term limits. It is no surprise that County Commissioners are not investing too much effort in getting out the vote or mobilizing the masses, but what about the rest of us?

Charter Reform Must Address Transportation

Anthony Garcia | Posted 01.29.2012 | Miami
Anthony Garcia

Without considering sweeping changes to transportation planning and funding, charter reform will not mean much in the daily lives of residents of Miami-Dade County.

Bill Clinton Discusses Term Limits, Running Again

Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton sat down with MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday to discuss a variety of issues, including presidential term limits and th...

The Time for Term Limits for Teachers Is Now

Randy Turner | Posted 08.30.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

It might take a while for this gospel of term limits to spread across the country, but there is nothing to stop us from trying it. After all, we already have term limits for our legislators. And they're the best group of politicians money can buy.

Taxation WITH Representation Isn't Too Great These Days

Tom Gerdy | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Tom Gerdy

Twenty-five years before the Revolutionary War began, Reverend Jonathan Mayhew was credited for having coined the rallying cry, "No taxation without r...

El Paso County Term Limit Measures, Approved By Voters, Could be 'Reconsidered' By Commissioners

Colorado Springs Gazette | DEBBIE KELLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

More than two weeks after the Nov. 2 election, the voter-approved term limit extensions for county officials remains far from settled. El Paso Co...

City Voters Restore Two-Term Limit | SALLY GOLDENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New Yorkers overwhelmingly restored the city's two-term limit for elected officials last night, two years after Mayor Bloomberg successfully pushed to...

How to Term Limit Lunatics

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Krotz

One of the lunatics Arkansans routinely sends to the State Legislature wrote an opinion piece on the new Health Care Reform legislation that has pushe...