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Record number of retirements in Wis. State Legislature this year
More than a quarter of incumbents not running for their seats in 2022, a rate not seen since World War II
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Count on it: When Wisconsin’s political districts get redrawn, an unusual number of state lawmakers head for the door. This election cycle is no exception. Following the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision in April to accept legislative maps drawn by Republican lawmakers, members of the state Senate and Assembly are retiring or seeking another office at the highest level since World War II.