The Effects of Legislative Term Limits

Until recently, literature about the effects of term limits was by necessity speculative in nature. However, a recent multistate study undertaken by three legislative organizations and a team of political scientists has begun to outline the changes taking place in term-limited state legislatures.

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About the Author
Jennifer Drage Bowser is a program principal in the Legislative Management Program at the National Conference of State Legislatures. Her work focuses on the areas of term limits, elections, initiatives and referenda, and campaign finance reform. She is the project manager for the Joint Project on Term Limits.

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