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Chip Rogers to Earn More than Gov. Deal in Public Broadcasting Job

The former state Senator will earn $150,000 as executive producer, community jobs program with Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Chip Rogers will make more than Gov. Nathan Deal and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle each make in their public jobs when the former state Senator starts his new job Tuesday earning $150,000.

The AJC reports that he'll be the seventh executive at Georgia Public Broadcasting earning six-figures annually, despite a rather pedestrian title: Executive producer, community jobs program.

The position is paid solely through state taxpayers’ money.

Rogers quit the state Senate less than a month after his re-election to his seat to take the position with GPB, which he said "is like a dream come true." He had yet to complete his previous term or take the oath for the new term before he resigned.

Rogers came under fire for a meeting he organized in which Georgia Senate Republican leaders were briefed in the state Capitol on Agenda 21, which is a United Nations comprehensive plan for sustainable development,

The Woodstock resident's resignation from the state Senate forced a special election to be called, which was held on Jan. 8. His July 2012 Republican Primary foe, less than a week before the current legislative session started.

Rogers' new job deals with reporting on job development in Georgia. Beach promised to make jobs his top priority in his Senate term.

Common Sense January 20, 2013 at 01:23 PM
People, it is time to STOP supporting GPB and let Gov. Deal know by phone/email that this is NOT OK. Not only was this ridiculous position created for Chip (in a time when that state budget is experiencing cuts), but he makes more money than the Gov. and Lt. Gov!? For a 'Community Jobs' position on GPB!? So much for smaller government, Chip. Thank you for stepping down from your Senate seat, costing CC hundreds of thousands of dollars in a special election, and further soaking us with your new 'special' tax-payer funded job.
Frank Jones January 20, 2013 at 03:37 PM
This seems like cronyism at its worst. Or is it welfare at its worst? Guess its just Republican government at work.
Susan L. January 20, 2013 at 06:27 PM
I know a lot of Republicans who are very upset about this "deal" -- hoping everyone remembers it in future elections!!
Scott January 23, 2013 at 08:44 PM
The man who hates public education and public transportation goes to work for public television... and isnt even qualified. At least now we will know where Chip is getting the money to live his lavish lifestyle.
Scott January 23, 2013 at 08:45 PM
I agree. I will not support GPB if this is what they are about.

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