One of the most regrettable byproducts of term limits has been that with fresh faces come uneducated minds. New legislators take a while, sometimes years, to get up to speed on complicated topics such as multi-billion-dollar state budgets. The result, a new study indicates, is that more and more lawmaking power in states with term limits is being consolidated in the executive branch or in the hands of lobbyists. The study, a comprehensive multi-state study of the effects of term limits compiled by the Joint Project on Term Limits, finds that "term limits in states have done more to limit rather than enhance the effectiveness of the legislative branch," according to Karl Kurtz of the National Conference of State Legislatures, which was involved in the study.
Term limits, supposedly put into effect to offer more citizen leadership, instead has offered us a government that exists to serve special interests.