Legislative term limits won’t be on the November ballot. The Illinois Supreme Court denied the appeal of an appellate court ruling that the term limits referendum was unconstitutional. Bruce Rauner, the Republican candidate for governor and chairman of the term limits committee, says now, he’ll focus on enacting term limits through the General Assembly.
“From here, what we will do is campaign hard supporting politicians up and down the ballot who support term limits and will actively engage in this process to put term limits in place,” Rauner said.
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The term limits initiative ran into the same constitutional issues as a 1994 effort led by Gov. Pat Quinn. Rauner has criticized Quinn for not supporting the latest push, while Quinn called Rauner a “phony” and asked why Rauner wasn’t around to support Quinn’s attempt to enact term limits 20 years ago.