3 Wisconsin GOP legislators to hang it up
Three Republican legislators say they won't seek re-election to the state Assembly this fall.
Reps. Dan Meyer of Eagle River, Richard Spanbauer of Oshkosh and Michelle Litjens of Vinland say they're done.
Meyer has served in the Assembly since 2000. He says 12 years is a good term limit to impose on himself.
Spanbauer has served since 2008. He told the Oshkosh Northwestern newspaper he's tired of lawmakers who care more about politics than people.
Litjens was elected in 2010. She says she has helped turn the state around and now wants to spend more time with her family.
The current legislative session has been one of the ugliest in recent history. Protesters angry over Gov. Scott Walker's contentious collective bargaining law have spent the past year harassing GOP lawmakers.
Opponents of the recall movement have also faced charges for their actions. In December, a man in West Bend was charged with scribbling over names on a recall petition. Jeffery Karnitz told authorities he'd hoped to, "screw up the petition."
The Associated Press contributed to this report