In the last 7 months, there have been 7 new vacancies in the legislature. The leading cause has been a lawmaker who is actively on a job search, instead of advocating for his constituents.
Three of those resignations were clearly stated as caused by a lawmaker's explicit desire to grab a job offer before the attractive opportunity slips away.
At least two other resignations were perhaps partially influenced by the lawmaker's better prospects outside public service.
Analyst, Dewey Fudge posted this witty perspective...
Because the draconian cuts in elective
eligibility, are making it difficult
to find enough lifetime appointments.
Some lawmakers are desperately having
to arrange jobs in the private sector.