- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Radio spots are airing across Ohio that warn state lawmakers are scheming to extend term limits. No vote to that effect is imminent.

The ads come from U.S. Term Limits, a national group that supports capping how many years legislators can serve. It began the ads Tuesday in Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown.

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 to extend Ohio’s term limits to 12 years. The body scheduled committee meetings Thursday, but no votes were scheduled.


This story has been corrected to remove an inaccurate claim that the ads warn of an impending vote.



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