Proposed amendment would set term limits on Ohio House and Senate legislators

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A proposed constitutional amendment that would set 16-year limits on legislators in the Ohio House or Senate has cleared its initial hurdle.

On Thursday the Attorney General's office certified summary petition language as fair and truthful. The issue goes next to the Ohio Ballot Board.

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Ohioans for Legislative Term Limits is the group seeking to close a loophole that's allowed multiple legislators to jump back and forth between the House and Senate after reaching the current eight-year limit in one chamber.

The group's goal is to place the amendment on the Nov. 3 ballot.

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