Radio Ads Defends Ohio Term Limits, Though No Vote Imminent

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Radio spots are airing across Ohio that warn against an impending vote by state lawmakers that would extend term limits – only no such vote is imminent.

U.S. Term Limits, a national group that supports capping the number of years legislators can serve, began the ads Tuesday in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, Youngstown, Akron and Canton.

They reference “politicians in Columbus” seeking to neutralize Ohio’s current term limits, which restrict state senators and representatives to eight consecutive years in either chamber. Legislative spokespeople confirm that no bill extending term limits is before either the House or Senate.

The Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission is considering a pair of proposals that would extend Ohio’s term limits to 12 years. The body holds committee meetings Thursday, but no votes are scheduled.