JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Democratic Rep. Brandon Ellington has officially stepped down from the Missouri House.
Ellington submitted his letter of resignation Wednesday. He's...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear endorsed term limits and a lifetime lobbying ban for Kentucky lawmakers in releasing an ethics plan for state government...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri voters will get a chance to decide whether to impose term limits on all of the state's top executive officials.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's ethics board has opened the door for lawmakers to immediately take some other Capitol jobs once their terms end.
PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — A task force is petitioning the Bureau of Indian Affairs to hold an election so that Oglala Sioux Tribe voters can weigh in on proposed changes to the tribal...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Another Democrat has been elected to lead the city of Lincoln.
Lancaster County says Leirion Gaylor Baird beat Republican Cyndi Lamm on Tuesday with more than 54% of the...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Democrat Leirion Gaylor Baird was leading in early returns in the race for mayor of Lincoln.
Gaylor Baird was ahead of Republican Cyndi Lamm in the Tuesday election to...
DALLAS (AP) — Voters in some of the largest cities in Texas will be selecting leaders.
Municipal elections on Saturday include mayoral contests in Dallas, Fort Worth and San...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Kennedy is adding his prodigious fundraising talents to a political organization aimed at electing more conservative Republicans to the Louisiana...
An early adopter, Arkansas rethinks lawmaker term limits
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Nearly three decades after Arkansas became one of the first states to cap how long someone can serve in the Legislature, lawmakers may find out just how far voters are...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A proposed constitutional amendment to limit how long the state's top executives can serve has passed the Senate.
Bill could limit Florida school board members to 8 years
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Voters would decide whether to limit Florida public school board members to eight years in office under a proposed constitutional amendment that has cleared a state Senate...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate has endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment limiting how long the state's top executives can serve in office.
10-year legislative term limit sought for Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A ballot initiative filed with the Arkansas Secretary of State's Office seeks a constitutional amendment that would impose the strictest legislative term limits in the...
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan says he wants a term limit applied to the office he holds.
Duncan said on Georgia Public Broadcasting's "Lawmakers" program that he...
Bill would limit Florida school board members to 8 years
TALLAHASEE, Fla. (AP) — Legislation allowing voters to decide whether to limit Florida public school board members to eight years in office began moving forward Tuesday in the state...
Egypt lawmakers approve possible 3-decade rule by president
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to extend term limits for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi until 2034, part of a package of constitutional amendments also set to further enshrine the military's role in politics that will now face a national referendum.
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The Latest: Egypt’s Parliament extends president term limits
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on developments in Egypt (all times local):
Egypt's Parliament has overwhelmingly approved constitutional changes to remove term limits for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, allowing him to stay on power possibly until 2034.
The changes are part of a package of amendments that will be further examined before final approval in the chamber and a national referendum.
On Thursday, 485 lawmakers in the 596-seat body backed the amendments.
Arkansas House OKs bid for constitutional convention
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas House has approved a plan to join other states in asking for a national convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
The House voted 56-40 on Wednesday to adopt a resolution calling for a convention of the states to take up amendments imposing fiscal restraints on the federal government, limiting the federal government's powers and imposing term limits on Congress.
Boston City Council president proposes extending term limits
BOSTON (AP) — Boston city councilors are considering a proposal that would extend their terms limits.
Egypt debates motion to extend presidential term limits
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's parliament advanced a proposal on Tuesday to amend the constitution in a way that could allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in office well beyond the end of his current term in 2022.
Arkansas Senate backs bid for constitutional convention
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Senate has approved an effort to join other states in asking for a national convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
Proposed resolution supports congressional term limits
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A House Delegate has sponsored a resolution that would add West Virginia to states that are signing up to support a constitutional amendment for congressional term limits.
Delegate Jeffrey Pack sponsored the resolution on Thursday and it has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee. In a statement, Pack says the moved is to "drain the swamp of politicians who are out of touch with hard working West Virginians." He says term limits are the best way to do that.
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The historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the riveting drama that unfolded in a cave in northern Thailand and a deadly earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia were just some of the memorable stories from Asia in 2018.
Dems: Pelosi foes seek term limits on leaders, panel chairs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats who have opposed Nancy Pelosi's effort to become speaker next year want her to commit to limiting how long lawmakers could serve as House party leaders or committee chairs, people familiar with the discussions said Monday.
Egypt lawyer files case to change president’s 2-term limit
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian lawyer said Saturday he and others have filed a court case to force the country's parliament to debate amending a constitutional clause that bars President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi from running for a third term in 2022.
The lawyer, Ayman Abdel-Hakim Ramadan, told The Associated Press that a Cairo court will hold its first hearing in the case Dec. 23.
Arkansas Supreme Court disqualifies term limits proposal
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Friday ordered election officials to not count votes cast for a ballot measure that would have imposed the strictest term limits in the country on state legislators.
In a 4-3 ruling disqualifying the proposed initiative, the court said that thousands of signatures submitted by supporters were invalid and should not have been counted. The court did not rule on part of the lawsuit challenging the wording of the proposed amendment.
NJ congressional candidates spar over immigration, Pelosi
OGDENSBURG, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Democrat hoping to ride a blue wave to victory in a long-held Republican district, and her GOP rival, who has President Donald Trump's endorsement, traded jabs Tuesday in their first debate, clashing over immigration, Nancy Pelosi and term limits.
Lincoln, Omaha mayors against term limit proposal
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The mayors of Nebraska's two largest cities are uniting against a ballot measure that would retroactively impose term limits on Lincoln's mayor.
Republican Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert and Democratic Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler held a joint news conference Thursday to say they're opposed to the partisan use of term limits.
"Our work as mayors of Nebraska's two largest cities is nonpartisan," Stothert said.
Navajo high court to hear appeal on presidential term limits
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation's high court is set to hear an appeal on presidential term limits.
Vincent Yazzie contends Joe Shirley Jr. should be removed from the ballot because he already has served two terms as tribal president.
Yazzie's election grievance was dismissed as untimely and for failure to state an election code violation. The former presidential hopeful appealed.
Review of Arkansas ballot proposals finds signature issues
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas court officials appointed to review legal challenges to ballot proposals found that a proposed constitutional amendment on term limits lacks the required signatures, but a minimum wage measure should remain on the ballot.
Term limits may be coming to Lincoln, Omaha mayor positions
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A term limit push could be coming to Omaha following a Republican-connected effort to place limits on Lincoln's mayor, according to the leader of the Nebraska Democratic Party.
Special master named for Arkansas term limits lawsuit
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas judge has been appointed to review claims that some of the signatures submitted in favor of a ballot measure imposing new term limits on lawmakers should be invalidated.
The Arkansas Supreme Court on Friday named Mark Hewitt as a special master in the lawsuit challenging the proposed constitutional amendment.
Groups ask court to disqualify Arkansas term limits proposal
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An effort to impose the strictest term limits in the nation on Arkansas' Legislature was challenged Wednesday by two industry groups that asked the state Supreme Court to disqualify the proposed limits from the November ballot.
Lincoln mayoral term limits may be headed to ballot
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Backers say they have enough petition signatures to place on the November ballot an initiative that would bar Lincoln mayors from serving more than three terms.
Political Renewal Association spokesman Matt Innis said more than 5,500 Lincoln voters have signed the petition. Organizers need fewer than 3,800 verified voters to sign the petition before submitting signatures to the city clerk. That's expected to happen Wednesday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Organizers of a petition drive to impose term limits for Chicago mayors say they have enough signatures to put the question before voters.
Former Illinois governor Pat Quinn on Monday filed 86,481 signatures to get a binding referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot. That is 33,962 signatures above the legal requirement.
Quinn arrived at City Hall with a dolly filled with petitions, which he wheeled into the city clerk's office.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Key nominations are at stake for governor, U.S. Senate and other offices in Michigan's primary on Tuesday.
Voters will choose would-be successors to second-term Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who cannot run again due to term limits, and a Republican nominee to face third-term Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow. The primary also is when the next congressman or congresswoman will effectively be chosen in two solidly Democratic U.S. House seats opening due to retirements.
Effort to tighten Arkansas term limits OK’d for ballot
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A proposal to cap lawmakers' total time in the Arkansas Legislature to 10 years was approved for the November ballot on Friday, sending voters a measure that if approved would impose the strictest legislative term limits in the country.
Democrat wins mayor’s race in Tennessee’s largest county
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Voters in Tennessee's largest county have chosen Democrat Lee Harris as their next mayor.
Harris won 55 percent of votes in his victory over Republican David Lenoir in Thursday's election for Shelby County mayor. Harris succeeds two-term Republican Mayor Mark Luttrell, who could not run again because of term limits.
Shelby County has about 930,000 people and includes the city of Memphis and its suburbs.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Republican nominee looking to unseat two-term U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants term limits that include only two terms for senators.
U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, of Wadsworth, announced Tuesday he supports a maximum of three terms for U.S. representatives and two for senators. Brown, a Democrat, is pursuing his third six-year term in office.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker is leaving the Legislature to become the executive director of a new economic development group.
Blueprint Nebraska announced Monday that state Sen. Jim Smith of Papillion will help lead the organization. Smith has served in the Legislature since 2011 and was slated to step down in January because of term limits.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Thousands of signatures for proposals to legalize casinos in Arkansas, raise the minimum wage and impose stricter term limits were submitted Friday to election officials in the hopes of putting the measures on the November ballot.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Implementing term limits on all elected state offices, including the New York Legislature, is gaining some traction in Albany because Democrat Andrew Cuomo and the Republican candidate challenging him in the governor's race support the idea, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers said Thursday.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State Sen. Bill Hightower is stressing his background as a businessman as he runs for governor on a sweeping platform of proposed government overhauls that include term limits for legislators and replacing the state income tax code with a flat tax.
"I think Alabama needs a businessman. I think Alabama needs something different than they ever had before," Hightower said in an interview with The Associated Press.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Supporters of legislative term limits in Arkansas are circulating a petition for a proposed constitutional amendment to limit state lawmakers to a maximum of 10 years of service.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has approved a resolution calling for a national convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to create congressional term limits.
MOSCOW (AP) — Provincial legislators in the Russian region of Chechnya have proposed extending a constitutional limit of two consecutive presidential term — a move that could set the stage for President Vladimir Putin to stay on beyond 2024.
The 65-year-old Putin was inaugurated Monday for another six-year term that would put him on track to become Russia's longest-serving leader since Josef Stalin.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Three Republicans challenging South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's re-election bid came to the Capitol on Wednesday to support a proposal that would allow voters to consider term limits for state legislators, which they said would help fix corruption.
MICHAEL SHANNON: The constitutional work-around for political office term limits
I’ve always wondered why the National Education Association and the country club conservatives in the Republican House and Senate leadership aren’t allies, instead of enemies. Both organizations use the same tired talking points to defend inert members from the forces of accountability.