Turnover Key Theme in Michigan Legislative Races

By: AP
By: AP

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- There will be plenty of new people headed to the state Capitol as lawmakers in 2011.

Just 67 of the Legislature's 148 seats are held by an incumbent seeking re-election to the same seat in the Nov. 2 general election.
The turnover is caused mainly by the state's term limits law, which restricts senators to two terms of four years and representatives to three terms of two years.

Dozens of legislators couldn't seek re-election, and others voluntarily gave up their seats in the House to run for the Senate.

Republicans now hold a 22-16 edge in the Senate while Democrats have a 65-42 advantage in the House with three vacancies. It's likely each party will maintain control of its current chamber next year.

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  • by Anonymous on Oct 4, 2010 at 01:34 PM
    If the house was cut in half, we would have better laws pass and the budget would be passed earlier.
  • by Blake Davis Location: Holt on Oct 2, 2010 at 11:32 AM
    Will the old crooks please exit the side door and please make room for the new crooks! Thank you
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