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State Senator Wants To Abolish Term Limits

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Las Vegas Democrat has filed a bill draft request in the Legislature to abolish term limits for state and local candidates like the ones that kept some of the likely front-runners out of this year’s race for Reno mayor.

State Sen. Tick Segerblom says term limits are a failed experiment that hinders lawmakers from making progress on tough policy issues.

State legislators and local politicians currently can serve for only 12 years under the voter approved constitutional amendment on term limits.

Segerblom also is proposing a repeal of the requirement of a two-thirds majority vote to raise taxes in the Legislature. The constitutional amendments would have to pass both the 2015 and 2017 Legislatures before going to a vote of the people in November 2018.

 

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