Rauner Continues Push for Illinois Term Limits

By: AP
By: AP

CHICAGO (AP) -- Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says he's continuing his efforts to impose term limits on Illinois legislators.

Rauner spoke Monday in Chicago and has made term limits a major piece of his campaign against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. He says "voters deserve a voice."

Rauner is leading a committee that gathered signatures to put a measure on the November ballot. It would limit legislators to eight years in office.

But a lawyer for top Democratic lawmakers sued, and a Cook County judge ruled last month the initiative didn't meet constitutional requirements to be on the ballot.

Last week the Illinois Supreme Court said it wouldn't hear a direct appeal.

Rauner says they're asking the state's appellate court to hear the case on an expedited basis.


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