TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments over the constitutionality of term limits for county commissioners in charter counties.
A ruling in the Broward and Sarasota county cases being heard Tuesday will affect all 20 charter counties.
Ten of them currently have term limits. The other eight are Brevard, Clay, Duval, Hillsborough, Orange, Palm Beach, Polk and Volusia.
Voters in Miami-Dade, the state's largest county, in January rejected term limits linked to a pay raise for commissioners. A new proposal without a pay raise will be on the November ballot.
The 4th District Court of Appeal has upheld Broward's term limits. A trial judge ruled against Sarasota's limits. The 2nd District Court of Appeal bumped the Sarasota case to the Supreme Court without a decision.
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