Governor Kathy Hochul plans to announce in her State of the State address Wednesday a plan for term limits and a ban on outside income for some elected positions, including Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
Under her plan, those two officials, plus the Attorney General and Comptroller, would be limited to two consecutive terms or eight years in office. The plan would involve amending the state constitution, which would require the measure to receive legislative approval twice, then the approval of the state’s voters. Hochul’s plan also calls for banning outside income for top elected officials, other than that earned from academic positions.
The National Governors Association says New York is one of only 14 states that have no term limits of any kind for top elected officials.
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