Arkansas GOP Opposes Term Limits, Ethics Measure

Photo courtesy of the Arkansas Senate.

Photo courtesy of the Arkansas Senate.

LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) – The Arkansas GOP have voted to oppose a ballot measure that was designed to loosen term limits in the state, as well as, tighten ethics laws, according to affiliate station KTHV.

Delegates at Arkansas GOP convention on Saturday (July 19), approved a resolution that opposesĀ a constitutional amendment set to appear on the November ballot, KTHV reported.

The resolution stated concerns about a part of the proposal that would set a 16-year limit on serving in the state legislature, according to KTHV.

“House members are currently restricted to serving three two-year terms, and senators are limited to two four-year terms,” KTHV reported.

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7 comments

  • Get Real

    Since the average voter doesn’t take the time or initiative to look up a politician’s voting record, I believe we need term limits. Mark Twain correctly observed “politicians, like baby diapers, need to be changed often, for the same reason.”

  • zztopperman

    I used to support term limits, but the down side is it’s like a double-edged sword…when the person knows he or she doesn’t have to seek re-election, he or she can do all kinds of bad in his or her last term in office. So, there are pros and cons to term limits.

  • Arkajun

    “Arkansas GOP Opposes Term Limits, Ethics Measure” Channel 5 not at all timid about their left wing views by using a misleading and negative headline, knocking the GOP. What the headline doesn’t say it that the bill they oppose INCREASES term limits and since the ethics part on campaign finance is on the same bill, naturally is has to be opposed also. What has happened to fair & balance journalism?

    • Jay

      Arkajun go cry somewhere else. Fox News does the same thing. If you want biased news go watch Fox, wait, you probably already do.

      • Arnold Fudpucker

        Come on Jay, all of them lie I’ll give you that. Problem is the libs lie all of the time and their lies are whoppers.

      • Bob Gnarly

        While both parties have more than their fair share of problems with truth, the biggest “whopper” in recent history came from the Bush administration in their search for still-yet-to-be-found WMD in Iraq.

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