State lawmakers from Grand Forks worry near term limit will limit long-term knowledge in Legislature

GRAND FORKS – State lawmakers from Grand Forks worry that the introduction of term limits for legislators will cause more problems than the new con...

December 1, 2022
6:22 AM

GRAND FORKS – State lawmakers from Grand Forks worry that the introduction of term limits for legislators will cause more problems than the new constitutional amendment solves in the long run.'It felt like it was a solution looking for a problem,' said Sen. Scott Meyer, a Republican representing District 18.On Nov. 8, North Dakota voters approved Measure 1, which adds an article to the state Constitution limiting the governor and state legislators to eight years in office. Lawmakers will be able to serve eight years each in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Ingrid Harbo