LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A ballot group that helped overhaul Michigan’s redistricting process has discussed lengthening legislative term limits with Republicans who control the Legislature.
Voters Not Politicians, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield confirmed their preliminary talks Tuesday. A proposal to amend Michigan’s constitution to change term limits has not been finalized.READ MORE: Ex-Detroit Firefighters Union Treasurer Verdine Day Sentenced For Fraud
It ultimately would need voter approval.
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has also attended a meeting to discuss easing term limits.READ MORE: Update: About 50% Of Lead Pipes Have Been Replaced In Benton Harbor
Voters Not Politicians spearheaded the 2018 voter-approved ballot initiative to give a commission power to draw congressional and legislative maps instead of the Legislature.
The group says it is committed to making government more transparent and accountable, including opening the Legislature and governor’s office to public-record requests and ending the ‘revolving door’ of lawmakers becoming lobbyists.MORE NEWS: Second Shipment Of Baby Formula To Arrive In US, Abbott To Restart Plant June 4
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