Michigan has been living with term limits for 15 years. Admittedly, it hasn’t been pretty. In many ways the law simply substituted a new set of flaws for those that had previously existed. Nevertheless, the overall effect of the law has brought about positive changes.
In 1992, nearly 59 percent of Michigan voters passed term limits. Under the law, the number of times a person can be elected governor is restricted to two terms, the number of times allowed was also set at two terms for the Senate and at three terms for the House of Representatives. This didn’t really start affecting the legislature until 1998.