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Most term-limited officials in govt., lobbying

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A review has found that most Michigan legislators have stayed in government or move into lobbying jobs during the 20 years that the state has had term limits for its House and Senate members.

The Detroit Free Press says its study has found that 23% of lawmakers stayed in state elected offices, 19% became lobbyists or consultants, 14% took other government jobs, and 13% entered business.

Scott Shackleton spent six years in the state House as a Republican from Sault Ste. Marie and now manages a golf course.

He says "Lansing is like a big deck of cards," with most people staying in town and merely switching jobs.

The newspaper bases its report on 291 lawmakers elected between 1992 and 2004.

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