Court deals setback to Rauner amendment on term limits

Written By Dave McKinney Posted: 07/17/2014, 05:45pm

Without comment, the Illinois Supreme Court rejected hearing a direct appeal Thursday from backers of a proposed constitutional amendment pushed by Republican Bruce Rauner to impose term limits on state legislators.

The decision by the court follows a ruling last month by Cook County Circuit Judge Mary Mikva, who ruled the Rauner-backed ballot initiative was unconstitutional.

The plan had sought to impose eight-year term limits on lawmakers. It also would have increased the size of the Illinois House, reduced the size of the Senate and hiked the voting threshold on lawmakers to turn back gubernatorial vetoes.


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