• Amendment 12: What does it do?
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    Amendment 12: What does it do?

    REPORTER GREG FOX. GREG: AMENDMENT 12 DOES 3 THINGS, ALL OF WHICH MANY APPEAL TO VOTERS WHO BELIEVE THERE’S TOO MUCH ABUSE OF POWER IN ELECTED OFFICES. HERE’S WHAT IT WOULD DO IF 60% OF VOTERS APPROVE. IT WOULD BAN POLITICIANS FROM LOBBYING THEIR FORMER ELECTED OFFICES FOR SIX YEAR AFTER THEIR LAST TERM EXPIRES. IT ALSO WOULD BAN JUDGES FROM LOBBYING THE LEGISLATIVE OR EXECUTIVE BRANCHES FOR SIX YEARS AFTER LEAVING THE BENCH. AND IT WOULD BAN POLITICIANS AND THEIR STAFFS FROM PERSONAL GAINS THROUGH THEIR OFFICIAL POSITIONS. THIS MEASURE WAS PLACED ON THE BALLOT BY THE CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION. THE IDEA IS TO PREVENT THE REVOLVING DOOR IN…