California voters' refusal to alter state legislators' term limits will force three of the Legislature's top leaders to give up their posts.
It also will free candidates running for 34 legislative seats from having to face an incumbent this year.
Proposition 93 aimed to trim two years off the maximum amount of time most legislators could serve, but it also would have given dozens of lawmakers a chance to extend their stays in Sacramento.
It failed by about 7 percentage points, despite support from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a who's who of labor unions, corporations and professional groups that poured nearly $16 million into the Yes-on-93 campaign.
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