Former state senator will earn $150K in GPB job, more than governor’s salary

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Former Georgia state Sen. Chip Rogers, a controversial figure recently hired by Georgia Public Broadcasting at the recommendation of Gov. Nathan Deal, will make $150,000 annually, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The “lofty” salary, the paper notes, comes “despite a rather pedestrian title: Executive producer, community jobs program.”

Rogers will earn more than the governor, lieutenant governor, GPB’s vice president for radio and its chief information officer, the paper adds.

The state legislator has been linked to a $2.3 million loan default on a failed hotel venture and a group of ultra-conservative activists promoting theories that President Obama uses mind control techniques to influence public opinion (Current, Dec. 17, 2012).

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