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LEGISLATURE: Term limits would create greater diversity

Letter by George A. Terhaar, Enumclaw on May 6, 2011 at 4:37 pm | 33 Comments »
May 7, 2011 10:17 am

Re: “Pay cuts for elected officials now look unlikely this year” (TNT, 5-4).

State Sen. Ed Murray, D-Seattle, was quoted as saying that lowering legislators’ pay would mean “a less diverse group of people could afford to be represented in Olympia.”

If he truly wants diverse representative government, the senator should work for term limits. Replacing some of the overspending legislative troglodytes, including himself, would have prevented the present state budget/debt crisis.

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