A state lawmaker wants to amend the Wisconsin constitution to put term limits in place. The proposal would not apply to any current memers of the legislature, or Governor Scott Walker.
“I have found quickly in my first term here in Madison that there is not a sense of urgency on most issues, because politicians believe they’re coming back next year,” said state Representatve Bob Gannon (R-Slinger). “I beleive that imcumbency is too powerful. It’s too easy for us elected officials to spread the word, and it’s very difficult to knock out an incument.”
Gannon’s amendment would limit the governor and lieutenant governor to eight years, and state legislators to 12 years. It would need to pass two consecutive legislative sessions and a statewide voter referendum.