Friday, November 14, 2008
State pols trying to overturn term limits extension
State lawmakers could throw a roadblock in front of the mayor's plan to run for a third term.
Brooklyn State Senator Kevin Parker introduced legislation today that would prevent city officials from running for a third term without the approval of voters.
While Parker says he has never supported the idea of term limits, he thinks the city's new law limits voters' rights.
"To brazenly push them aside and attempt to silence their voices is not what we should do as elected officials," said Parker in a statement. "For this, I am sponsoring a bill on the state level that will change term limits for the entire state."
The bill adds a clause making it retroactive to ensure that if passed, it would undo the recent extension of city term limits.
State Lawmaker Introduces Bill Fighting Term Limits Extension