The list of incumbent state lawmakers who won't seek reelection this fall continues to grow.
The latest to join the list is State Representative Terry Musser (R-Black River Falls), who will announce his plans to not seek another term later today.
Musser says he's fed up with how life in the Capitol has changed since he was first elected in 1984. He says lawmakers have become more nasty, vicious, and petty than when he started in the statehouse.
Musser, who chairs the Assembly Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs, admits another factor is the revelation last year that he had been inaccurately claiming for years to having been a Green Beret in Vietnam.
However, he says what really made up his mind was the beating he took from fellow Republicans over his authoring a bill to require hospitals to provide rape victims with the morning after pill. Governor Doyle signed that measure into law earlier this year, but many Republicans blasted Musser for his support of the measure while it was being debated.
Musser is the tenth member of the state Assembly who will not run for re-election this fall.