February 01, 2005
More on Redistricting and Term Limits
Responding to John Gear's comments, Brett Bellmore writes:
Rick, while there's been some gerrymandering since Republicans took over, they had to get the majority legitimately, first. To some extent Democrats had naturally gerrymandered themselves, by so overwhelmingly dominating a few cities like Detroit and Flint, while doing so wrtetchedly through most of the state.
Anyway, I don't think repeals of our term limits law here in Michigan have much hope. The only people pushing it are the incumbent legislators, and lobbyists, and they look too self-interested in doing so. Perhaps because they are.
Might be worth reforming redistricting, in addition to term limits, though. And I hear some buzz about switching to a part-time legislature.
Posted by Rick Hasen at February 1, 2005 07:54 PM