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Here's a startling statistic, courtesy of Terry Madonna and Michael Young, of Franklin & Marshall College: "The number one reason leaders in the Pennsylvania ...
by | May 11, 2006

Here's a startling statistic, courtesy of Terry Madonna and Michael Young, of Franklin & Marshall College:

"The number one reason leaders in the Pennsylvania legislature leave office is retirement. This fact is unremarkable enough, but becomes more interesting if one looks at the number two, three and four reasons: number two is death; number three is resignation after legal problems; and number four -- and last -- is defeat at the polls."

We'll see in the May 16 primary whether those numbers shift at all as a result of voter anger over last year's abortive legislative pay raise.