Proposition 28 asks how long state legislators should hold office

May 29, 2012

One of the decisions Californians will make this June 5th is whether or not to change the amount of time legislators serve in office, mostly to lessen their terms from 14 years to 12. Prop 28 says that should happen, opponents disagree. As the discussion over legislative term limits heats up, the question at the core of Prop 28 is how long Californians think their representatives should represent them. Should they be left to serve longer and become more established as legislators? Or, should there be an encouragement of new blood in the State Assembly and Senate?

KALW’s Hana Baba spoke with Eric McGhee, a fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, about both sides of the issue.

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