Evaluating the Effects of Term Limits on the Michigan Legislature

A version of this post appeared in the May 8, 2018 Bridge Magazine In a Nutshell Legislative term limits in Michigan have failed to achieve their proponents’ stated goals: Ridding government of career politicians, increasing diversity among elected offi...

Evaluating the Effects of Term Limits on the Michigan Legislature

Report 401 | May 2018 In a Nutshell Legislative term limits in Michigan have failed to achieve their proponents’ stated goals: Ridding government of career politicians, increasing diversity among elected officials, and making elections more competitive....

Twenty-five years later, term limits have failed to deliver on their promise, but they’re probably here to stay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Livonia, Mich. – May 8, 2018 – Wayne State University political scientists Drs. Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson and Lyke Thompson, have been studying the effects of term limits in Michigan since they were adopted via ballot initiat...