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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 Snate 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.

Rick Pisano January 19, 2013 at 09:05 PM
If the bank made a bad loan because of his position that is their problem. It does not seem illeagal, maybe risky for the bank if he doesn't make good. Did that loan involve any public interest? What I have seen is a lot of bashing with no substance, if he has done something wrong the DA should move on it. He is not safe from prosecution because of a job change. Good luck getting money out of politics the POTUS has made sure that will never change.
Lorraine Henderson Thompson January 19, 2013 at 10:36 PM
These actions are never Chip's fault. Commercial loans without collateral shouldn't be legal. Rogers and Graves took out a loan bigger than they could handle. Chip, since he was on the Senate Finance Committee supposedly in charge of bank charter oversight watched GA become one of the top bank failure States and contributed to this Bank's failure with this large loan. He did not have this real estate investment on his ethics filings for office. He says he sold the bank (to a felon) but there's no written record of this transaction. Who pays? Ordinary Georgians can't get credit. Larger banks acquire the small ones with no oversight. Georgians and small businesses lose community banking. The families who called that hotel home lost their residence, belongings and groceries when electric bills weren't paid. Public safety was taxed with extra theft and crime issues. That small city had to come up with the money to raze the unsafe property. The FDIC had to cover Bank losses. Bank investors and customers lost money. It wasn't Chip on video giving gambling odds. It wasn't Chip using campaign money for personal use. It wasn't Chip lobbying during session or in between sessions. It wasn't Chip costing the taxpayer for extra elections. It wasn't Chip using college logos on his campaign signs. Agenda 21? - didn't know the speaker was going to say that. We have a leadership and ethics problem in this state, illegal or not. Personal responsibility.
Georgia Moderate January 20, 2013 at 01:29 PM
@Phil, keep on dissembling. This was clearly Rogers looking for a golden parachute to avoid prosecution.
Dean Sheridan January 21, 2013 at 05:20 AM
You all need to take a pill. Aparently it's not good enough for a candidate not of your choice to give it all up for a multitude of reasons. Instead , like Liberals everywhere you'd continue spiking the football. Most od us know that behavior is wrong and will become your undoing. It speaks volumes for the reasons your idealology is bad for Georgia and the Union. The State.
Patrick Thompson January 21, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Chip still works for our tax dollar - he works for us - as long as he does so, he's open to criticism when he doesn't do the job. This has nothing to do with party affiliation, but there is no ideology in this State except primarily one, the same one protecting him from personal responsibility. Roger's multitude of reasons are as absent as a Belichick press conference and his apology to the taxpayer completely awol.

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