The majority of Nebraska state senators want to be able to serve longer than the Governor or the President. Their main argument is that by the time they serve eight years, they are just getting to know their job and then it’s time to go home.
The voters in Nebraska amended their own state constitution limiting the number of terms the senators could serve to two four-year terms. Now, without even allowing the new limits to run their full course, the senators want to change it again, allowing them to serve three-four-year terms.
It seems the only people in the state clamoring for this change are the senators themselves, yet the new two-term provision is working quite well. If longer terms were the answer to a more efficient government, Washington, with no term limits, seemed to have missed the memo. Read More.