Arkansas GOP opposes term limits, ethics measure

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Republicans have voted to oppose a ballot measure that would loosen the state's term limits and tighten state ethics laws.

Delegates at the state GOP's convention on Saturday approved a resolution opposing the proposed constitutional amendment appearing on the November ballot. The resolution cited concerns a part of the proposal to set a 16-year limit on serving in the Legislature. House members are currently restricted to serving three two-year terms, and senators are limited to two four-year terms.

The amendment also includes proposals to prohibit most lobbyist gifts to elected officials and prohibit corporate campaign contributions. The resolution approved Saturday doesn't cite those provisions.

The proposal was one of three measures lawmakers voted last year to put on the 2014 general election ballot.

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