LANSING, Mich. (AP) — County commissioners in Michigan are getting longer terms in office.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed bills into law that will extend a term to four years instead of two years. The change will begin with the fall 2024 election.

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“These bills help ensure that our county government officials can stay focused on governing and not on election year politics,” Sen. Jeremy Moss, D-Southfield, said in a written statement.

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“The scope of county commissioners has increased since two-year county commission terms were set decades ago,” he said.

The bills had bipartisan support in the state House and Senate.

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