Term Limits Off Ballot
The Florida Senate voted 26-14 to take 12 year term limits off the ballot. The current limit for the Senate is eight. I wrote quick thoughts about term limits in the Buzz comments.
Why exactly is term limits a good thing? Johnnie Byrd quickly being put into the House Speaker position. What did he do to earn it? Besides making a lot of backroom promises he broke.
I noticed the majority of people who support term limits don't follow politics. It's something that popular. Just think about how you would feel about Randall Terry or Ronda Storms as a Senate leader. It's possible.
There is one silver lining. Lobbyists pushed for the ballot and lost.
"If you're a lobbyist, and you've got a lot of money invested in (a lawmaker), you want to keep him around for 12 years instead of eight," Posey said.
Don't you love lobbyists? For the record: term limits haven't kept money out of Florida politics. The state ranks fifth in campaign fundraising.