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High-profile Louisiana lawmaker bowing out of politics, partially blames 'toxic' political landscape

1 year 3 days 23 hours ago Thursday, July 20 2023 Jul 20, 2023 July 20, 2023 2:26 PM July 20, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - One of the top lawmakers in the Louisiana House says he will not seek re-election when his term expires in 2024, in part blaming the "toxic stew" at the state Capitol for his exit from politics. 

In a series of tweets Wednesday, Speaker Pro Tem Tanner Magee said he was leaving politics at the end of his current term so he could focus more on his family and so that "someone else gets a crack at improving our state."

Magee, who has served in the legislature for eight years, said his family was the main thing driving his decision, but he also pointed to the the political "factionalism" at the Capitol as a factor. 

Magee was involved in several high-profile legislative probes at the Capitol in recent years, including an investigation into Title IX violations at LSU and heading up a committee looking into the cover-up at Louisiana State Police surrounding the death of Ronald Greene.

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