Term limits aren’t really term limits in our state

April 2, 2012 at 3:32 am in The Daily Republic

There are pluses and minuses to the term limits that South Dakota voters placed on the Legislature through the 1992 constitutional amendment. We’re seeing again this election year that term limits don’t necessarily force a legislator to leave the Legislature, especially not forever.

Only 10 of the 105 current lawmakers are at the end this year of their allowed four consecutive two-year terms in the same chamber. Continue Reading