State News
1:59 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Quinn in favor of term limits

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says a constitutional amendment enacting term limits is not a new concept and he hopes to see one this year. IPR'S Jennifer Fuller reports.

Governor Quinn says he is no stranger to the issue of term limits in Illinois. During a stop in Marion Thursday, Quinn pointed out he was in southern Illinois 20 years ago promoting that idea for statewide office holders and lawmakers.

“I believe in term limits, and I really hope the constitutional amendment to establish term limits gets on the ballot for this election. Iíve been in that vineyard for a long time ñ I know that some people are recent rivals there. I believe in term limits. Always have,” says Quinn.

When it comes to bills limiting terms in Springfield, Quinn Spokesman Dave Blanchette says the governor will wait to see legislation on his desk before he takes a stance on proposals being floated in the General Assembly.