Nevada bill draft would abolish term limits

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Updated: 7/03/2014 3:30 pm

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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Sprite - 7/3/2014 5:46 PM
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Those people who have found a way to be a politician, must be salivating at the thought of this Bill. Right now all over the web there is an effort at bringing Term Limits to U S Congress. There's even a e-petition. We do not need people overstaying what started out as a public service. Legislators should be switched out in order to keep new ideas coming, and to prevent cronyism.

spike - 7/3/2014 1:28 PM
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sounds like they want to keep the "good old boy" network alive and well

sybersnot - 7/3/2014 11:14 AM
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Well said.

fastd - 7/3/2014 11:04 AM
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Rarely has a politician been more aptly named.Tick,I'm sorry that 12 years isn't long enough for you to join the millionaires club,you'll just have to scrape by on whatever you can get as a lobbyist after your time is up.It's only fair that you go to work for the people who been buying you and your friends votes directly and stop sucking off of the peoples taxes.

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