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SD panel defeats plan to put term limits in constitution

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota House State Affairs Committee has defeated a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit legislators’ terms in office.

Lawmakers can serve four consecutive terms, or eight years, in the House or Senate. Th…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD panel defeats plan to put term limits in constitution

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota House State Affairs Committee has defeated a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit legislators’ terms in office.

Lawmakers can serve four consecutive terms, or eight years, in the House or Senate. Th…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Gov. Daugaard likes extending lawmakers’ term limits

February 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he likely would vote for a proposed constitutional amendment that would extend the term limits that apply to state lawmakers.

Senate and House members can serve no more than four consecutive…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

MERCER: Legislators don’t seem to listen on term limits

February 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Never underestimate Charlie Hoffman.

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OUR VIEW: Term limits should be lengthened

January 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

We have offered sometimes confusing opinions on the issue of term limits in the South Dakota Legislature.

We have opined in the past against dropping term limits. We have opined against the timing of proposals to lengthen term limits, including o…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OUR VIEW: Term limits should be lengthened

January 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

We have offered sometimes confusing opinions on the issue of term limits in the South Dakota Legislature.

We have opined in the past against dropping term limits. We have opined against the timing of proposals to lengthen term limits, including o…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Longer SD Senate terms rejected

February 28, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE Skeptical members of the state House of Representatives poked holes Wednesday in a proposal that sought to change Senate terms to four years.
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Legislators mulling changes to term limits

February 13, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The proposal would change the length of Senate terms to four years from two years for terms that start in a year ending in a 3 or a 7, while a term starting in a year ending in 1 would be for two years.
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MERCER: Political obstruction zone: a rebel here, a rebel there, and deadlocks as the result

August 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Maybe it’s the term limits.
Maybe it’s the weakness of the Democratic organization. Maybe it’s the schism in the Republican organization. Maybe it’s the rise of the independents. Continue Reading

LETTER: Vote for change in Tuesday’s election

June 2, 2012 in The Daily Republic

It is time for a change. I would ask that voters institute term limits in all races.
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