Final days of lame duck in Lansing


LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) — As the lame-duck session enters its final hours, so do the terms for many lawmakers in Lansing.

But House and Senate members aren’t the only ones leaving Lansing in their rearview mirror; Gov. Snyder, Lt. Governor Brian Calley and Attorney General Bill Schuette are all on their way out, too.

Schuette held his final round table with media earlier this week and Wednesday, 24 Hour News 8 sat down with the most recent Republican nominee for governor for the first time since his defeat in November and talked about his time in public office.

“It’s been incredible. I have learned so much and it’s all about relationships, right? And the friendships that my wife and I and family made, that’s really the big take away,” Schuette said.

The outgoing attorney general said that service is his calling, and he expects that will be in his future.
“I think that life in politics is kind of like playing quarterback. Now and then, you throw and interception, you get up, dust yourself off and then you go throw touchdowns,” he said. “I’m going to throw more touchdowns in the future, now, in what capacity? Heck, I don’t know. But it’s been an incredible privilege to serve the state of Michigan.”

One other constitutional official will be staying in town. Secretary of State Ruth Johnson was term limited and couldn’t run again for that office. She will, however, be returning to the legislature. She previously served in the House and next month will take her seat in the State Senate representing Oakland County.

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