OUR VIEW: State Questions 747 and 752
The Nov. 2 election includes 11 state questions. The Daily will outline each question and form its opinion.
SQ 747 — We say: YES
This state question would set term limits statewide for all elected offices. Opponents contend it takes officials years to become efficient at their jobs, and turnovers would mean inefficient leaders. Proponents say it will keep new ideas and leadership flowing in and reduce incumbent influence. We feel the latter argument wins out.
SQ 752 — We say: YES
If passed, this measure would add two members to the Judicial Nominating Commission, which helps the governor choose potential judges to fill empty seats on a number of state courts. This will weaken the influence of lawyers — often appointed by friends and family — on the commission. Sounds good to us.