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JEFFERSON CITY, MO. (KMOX/AP) -What does a politician do when their time is up and they are about to be out of a job?

It appears they all got together and endorsed the concept of “tem limit flexibility.” Right now Missouri lawmakers are limited to serving eight years in the House and eight years in the Senate , however a House committee has endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow them to serve 16 years.

Initially they had decided on bumping term limits up to 12 years in each chamber but decided four more would be better.  The House Elections Committee made changes. Committee chairman Tony Dugger, a Republican from Hartville, says the new 16-year proposal is closer to what voters would want.

It’s not going to be that easy though….first it has to be approved by the full legislature and then the measure is up to the voters to decide in November.

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