Texas Senators deliver a subtle rebuke to three-term Gov. Rick Perry, approving a bill that would limit future statewide office holders to two consecutive terms. Perry was not mentioned by name, but lawmakers talked a lot about the need for new leadership.
Senator Craig Estes of Tyler argued that the limits should apply to officeholders in all three branches of government.
But Estes’ argument did not gain any traction. The measure passed 28 to three.
“I just think we ought to have term limits. I think it’s healthy,” Estes said. “We can debate the length of term, but I think people ought to go into public office, do their job and either go back to the private sector or run for another office.”
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