GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Some former lawmakers say it’s not fair that they can’t put their experience to work for the state, but Scott Tillman with U.S. Term Limits says not so fast.

“Term limits are a good thing because it keeps legislators closer to the citizens than they would otherwise be. Now back before we had term limits, a lot of people thought it would be a panacea for everything good under the sun they could possibly want,” he said. “We know that it hasn’t been a panacea that did everything great, but it has done a lot of good things. We have the most contested election in the country in Michigan because term limits mean regularly open seats.” 

Plus, some of the cuts to Michigan’s budget that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivered in September are being restored.

State Reps. Mark Huizenga, R-Walker, and Rachel Hood, D-Grand Rapids, about how that came to be and what could happen in what may be the final week of the legislative year.

See the full Dec. 8, 2019, episode of “To The Point” above.