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Missouri House OKs Term Limits for All Statewide Offices

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A constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all of Missouri's statewide elected officials is getting a closer look in the Missouri Legislature.

The House gave initial approval Tuesday to a bill that would extend a two-term limit for the governor and treasurer to all other statewide officials.

Republican Rep. Mike Cierpiot, of Lee's Summit, says the other offices should also be limited and the change would level the playing field.

The lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general and auditor would be limited to eight years unless they were appointed and served less than two years of that first term. Then, they could run twice for the position.

The measure faces another vote in the House before heading to the Senate and would have to be approved by voters.

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