Term limits have been in effect in Missouri’s General Assembly for 20 years.
Tomorrow a public conference held in St. Louis will explore how the limits have changed Missouri politics for both good and bad.
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.
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.
Term limits are a controversial topic in Missouri and there are persuasive cases both for and against them. Currently, the Missouri constitution limits state senators to two four-year terms and state representatives to four two-year terms.
Host Don Marsh’s guests are:
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