An Associated Press news analysis today notes the problems new legislators have in dealing with the state's complex budget. There are no longer veteran lawmakers to deal with the budget since Missourians saw fit to vote in term limits.
I wrote several columns at the Lamar Democrat and the Carthage Press warning about the dangers of term limits. While I understand voters' feelings that some politicians get to Jefferson City and forget about the people back home, I still trust the people to make the decision on who they want to represent them.
By ensuring that the legislature is always in the hands of neophytes, we have increased the stranglehold lobbyists, bureaucrats, and special interests have on our state government.