[OP-ED] Why Arizona lawmakers need longer terms

Legislative-2-1024x333By State Sen. John Kavanagh | The Republic

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)

Arizona would be better served if it changed state legislative terms from two to four years.

Supporters of two-year terms make two key arguments:

— First, two-year terms enable voters to change the composition of the Legislature quickly to reverse incipient bad state policy.

— Second, they make elected officials more accountable to voters.

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