Capitol Fax is reported this week that State Senator Daniel Biss, running for Governor as a Democrat, has adopted the proposal that I set forth on the day I announced my 2002 candidacy for Governor on the Libertarian Party ticket:
Term Limits for Leaders
Here’s what Biss had to say:
Term limits for leadership: Rather than allowing the Senate President, Speaker of the House, and minority party leaders to consolidate power over years and even decades, we must implement term limits to encourage the flow of new ideas and restore power to rank-and-file legislators.
Fifteen years ago it was obvious to me that the problem with Illinois government was the ossification of leaders in the Illinois General Assembly.
Can everyone spell M-I-K-E M-A-D-I-G-A-N?
Anyone think Illinois would not be better off if he was not House Speaker?
Biss has other suggestions as well, including a return to proportional representation, which he identifies ad “rank order voting.”
Pat Qunn’s “Cutback Amendment” abolished that in 1992.
Biss gets off a good line in the video linked in the article:
Do we want to have elections or auctions?