Decision At Hand On Prop 28 Term Limit Tweak

SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — Californians were deciding whether to tweak legislative term limits to allow lawmakers to remain in either the Assembly or Senate for up to 12 years.

Proposition 28 on Tuesday’s ballot would reduce the total number of years lawmakers can serve in the Legislature, but it would allow them to serve all of the years in one house.

Lawmakers now can serve up to three two-year terms in the Assembly and two four-year terms in the Senate, for a total of 14 years.

Supporters say the reform will promote consistency and reduce the influence of lobbyists. Critics say the change will lead to entrenchment in the Legislature.

KCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier:

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