Gov. Bruce Rauner traveled throughout the state this past week extolling the need for a constitutional amendment that would put term limits on the ballot in Illinois. Speaking before residents in Belleville, Rauner called on Illinois lawmakers to “come back to the fall veto session, let’s vote on a constitutional amendment to get term limits on the ballot.”
Currently, Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno is the lead sponsor of legislation that would place term limits on the ballot, which would give Illinois voters the ability to decide this important issue. Unfortunately, constitutional amendments (SJRCA 14 and SJRCA 16) introduced by Radogno were scuttled in a Senate subcommittee by Democrat majority leaders this past April.