California voters approve Proposition 28 to amend term limits for state politicians

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With Proposition 28, California voters get an opportunity to rewrite term limits.

State lawmakers will have the opportunity to spend more years in either the Assembly or Senate under a proposal approved today by voters across California.

Proposition 28 will allow members of the state Senate or Assembly to spend a total of 12 years between the two houses – down from the current 14 years. However, all of those years could be served in one house. Right now, Assembly members are limited to six years and Senators are limited to eight.

Voters approved term limits in 1990 with Proposition 140.

Proposition 28 was supported by Californians for a Fresh Start, which includes the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters of California.

Opposed to Proposition 28 were the California Republican Party and Jon Fleischman of FlashReport.org.

Proposition 28 will not impact incumbents or candidates elected today.

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