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Like many term-limited House members, Richard BALL left Lansing at the end of his third term with thoughts of the Senate dancing in his head.
Then, his wife chimed in on the idea.
"My wife told me in no uncertain terms, 'No way,'" Ball remembered with a laugh. "That convinced me."
The decision makes Ball, a Republican and former optometrist from Owosso, a rarity in Michigan. A MIRS analysis has found that under term limits, he's one of only 26 three-term House members who gave up on politics or government work at the end of their House careers.
For the full article, see "It's Rare But Some Term-Limited Reps Walk Away From Politics", Inside MIRS Today, July 2, 2013.
Other topics covered include:
• It's Rare But Some Term-Limited Reps Walk Away From Politics
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• Snyder Signs Off On School Dissolution Bills
• Mitchell Contends Survey/Ballot Delay Mean Duggan Has Shot
• Senate GOP Medicaid Workgroup Gets Started
• Second Wolf Petition Drive To Take Place
• Do Small Businesses Support Medicaid Expansion?
• Trust In Feds On The Decline Among Local Leaders
• ACLU Expects A.G. Appeal
• Uninvited Guests At GOP Headquarters Draw Police
• Gov. Approves Wetlands Management Legislation
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