It’s been almost three decades since Michigan voters approved term limits for our state legislators.

State representatives are held to three two year terms and state senators can serve two four year terms.

But why?

They can be voted out of office because of voter dissatisfaction whenever their term ends although some say they’re needed to keep a few politicians from accruing too much power over the many.

One Detroit explains how term limits came to Michigan, just one of fifteen states that has them, and some of the problems attributed to the restrictions.

Now there’s bipartisan idea from Lansing that could extend terms in the legislature that requires the legislature to get a proposal on the ballot.

Bill Kubota talks to some of the key players, past and present on this issue.