- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Republican minority in the New York state Assembly says term limits on legislative leadership posts would help clean up Albany corruption.

Minority Leader Brian Kolb said Wednesday his fellow Republicans also want the Assembly to televise more meetings and guarantee that each member of the Assembly can get a vote on at least one bill they have sponsored.

Under the Republican proposal, legislators could serve in a leadership position for only eight years. The limits would apply to posts like the Assembly speaker and committee chairpersons.

The Senate has already voted to enact term limits for leadership posts, but the idea faces big opposition with Assembly Democrats. Speaker Carl Heastie has said he’s not a big fan of term limits but is open to considering the idea.

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