term limits http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Study Finds Term Limits Have Had Little Impact On Demographics Of Mo. Gen. Assembly http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/study-finds-term-limits-have-had-little-impact-demographics-mo-gen-assembly <p>Term limits were approved by Missouri voters back in 1992 and took full effect after 2002. A <a href="http://ipp.missouri.edu/files/ipp/attachments/06-2013_diversity_in_the_missouri_legislature.pdf">new study finds t</a>hat those changes have not had much of an impact on the demographic makeup of the General Assembly. St. Louis Public Radio's State Capitol reporter Marshall Griffin spoke with the author of the report, Dr. David Valentine with the <a href="http://www.missouri.edu/">University of Missouri's </a><a href="http://ipp.missouri.edu/">Institute of Public Policy</a>. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:34:12 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27285 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Study Finds Term Limits Have Had Little Impact On Demographics Of Mo. Gen. Assembly Term Limits Center Of Public Conference http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/term-limits-center-public-conference <p>Term limits have been in effect in Missouri’s General Assembly for 20 years.</p><p>Tomorrow a public conference held in St. Louis will explore how the limits have changed Missouri politics for both good and bad.</p><p>Representative Chris Kelly, a Democrat from Columbia, served in the state house for 12 years before voters passed the term limits and two terms since then.</p><p>Kelly says the General Assembly still attracts smart, hard-working people, but he says they don’t have as much time to learn the ropes.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 19:11:29 +0000 Maria Altman 5087 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Term Limits Center Of Public Conference Missouri Term Limits: Pros and Cons http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-term-limits-pros-and-cons <p>Term limits are a controversial topic in Missouri and there are persuasive cases both for and against them.&nbsp; Currently, the Missouri constitution limits state senators to two four-year terms and state representatives to four two-year terms.</p><p>Host Don Marsh’s guests are:</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 22:01:38 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 5048 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Term Limits: Pros and Cons Mo. Senate backs more term limits on state offices http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-backs-more-term-limits-state-offices <p>A new measure passed in the Missouri Senate would limit statewide officials to eight years in office.</p><p>Missouri currently limits the governor and treasurer to two four year terms each. Members of the state House and Senate are also subject to term limits.</p><p>A proposed constitutional amendment would extend the two-term limits to the&nbsp;lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney&nbsp;general and auditor.</p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 13:28:41 +0000 The Associated Press 3140 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate backs more term limits on state offices Mo. Senate endorses expansion of term limits http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-endorses-expansion-term-limits <p>Missouri voters could get to decide&nbsp;whether to impose term limits on all executive officeholders under&nbsp;a proposal endorsed by the state Senate.</p><p>The proposed constitutional amendment would limit the lieutenant&nbsp;governor, secretary of state, attorney general and auditor to&nbsp;serving two, four-year terms. A similar limit already is in place&nbsp;for Missouri&#39;s governor and treasurer. State lawmakers also are&nbsp;subject to term limits.</p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 22:47:42 +0000 The Associated Press 3103 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate endorses expansion of term limits All Mo. statewide officeholders would be term limited under proposal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/all-mo-statewide-officeholders-would-be-term-limited-under-proposal <p>All statewide officeholders in Missouri would be limited to&nbsp;eight years in office, under<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=73"> legislation </a>pre-filed in the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">State Senate</a>.</p><p>The<a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">&nbsp;Governor </a>and<a href="http://www.treasurer.mo.gov/"> State Treasurer </a>are the only statewide office holders in Missouri limited to two four-year terms.&nbsp; The rest &ndash;<a href="http://ltgov.mo.gov/"> Lt. Governor</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://ago.mo.gov/">Attorney General</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://sos.mo.gov/">Secretary of State</a> and&nbsp;<a href="http://auditor.mo.gov/">State Auditor</a> &ndash; can run for re-election as often as they want.&nbsp;&nbsp;The measure is sponsored by<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem12.htm">&nbsp;State Senator Brad Lager </a>(R,&nbsp;Savannah), who is also running for Lt. Governor. Mon, 05 Dec 2011 23:02:18 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2619 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org All Mo. statewide officeholders would be term limited under proposal Mo. Lt. Gov. speaks out against term limit change http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lt-gov-speaks-out-against-term-limit-change <p>Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder says the House should not pass legislation that would allow changes to the state&#39;s term limits for lawmakers.</p><p>Lawmakers currently are allowed to serve about eight years in the House and eight years in the Senate. A proposed constitutional amendment passed by the Senate last month would allow lawmakers to serve 16 years total, with all that time either spent in one chamber or split among the two.</p> Tue, 10 May 2011 16:32:48 +0000 The Associated Press & Marshall Griffin 1208 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Lt. Gov. speaks out against term limit change Mo. Senate passes proposal to change term limits http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-passes-proposal-change-term-limits <p>The <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate </a>has passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would alter term limits for state lawmakers.</p><p>Currently, House and Senate members can serve no more than&nbsp;eight years in their respective chambers, although they can switch chambers and serve another&nbsp;eight years across the Rotunda. Thu, 28 Apr 2011 16:09:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 1059 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate passes proposal to change term limits Mo. lawmakers pre-file bills for 2011 session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmakers-pre-file-bills-2011-session <p><span class="article-content"><span>Missouri lawmakers have been pre-filing bills this week in preparation for the legislative session that begins next month. Here's the lowdown on these early ventures:</span></span></p><p> Mon, 06 Dec 2010 16:04:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Kelsey Proud 66 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. lawmakers pre-file bills for 2011 session