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GOP IL Governor candidate Bruce Rauner proposes term limits, smaller senate


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A Republican candidate for governor wants state lawmakers to be limited to eight years in office, while also cutting the size of the Senate and making it harder to override a governor's veto.

Bruce Rauner said in a statement Tuesday that the changes would make "government more responsive."

The businessman and political neophyte is circulating petitions to get the questions on the November 2014 ballot.

They would limit legislators to eight total years in office and cut the size of the Senate from 59 members to 41. The House would expand to 123, which Rauner says would make races more competitive.

Rauner also wants to change the number of votes needed to override a governor's veto to two-thirds from three-fifths. He says the governor should have a stronger role.

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