Sunday, January 20, 2013
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, who formerly represented part of Northeast Cobb, came under…
Friday, May 11, 2012
Here are some of the top headlines from Northeast Cobb and nearby Patches for May 11.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
A video round-up of Cobb-area headlines for Tuesday, Jan. 24.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Click on the links below to read more about stories featured in today's PatchCast: Cobb Officials Seek Congestion Relief on Northwest Corridor ARTS of Cobb Provides Versatile Experience Citizens Police Academy Taking Applications
State and county officials want to significantly reduce funding for transit services and put funding toward the managed reversible lanes on the county’s Northwest Corridor I-75/575.
Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee, Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews, State Senators Chip Rogers and Lindsey Tippins, and State Representative Earl Earhart want to alter the Metro Atlanta Regional Transportation Referendum project list by reducing funding for transit services and putting funding toward the managed reversible lanes on the county’s North/South interstate (also known as the Northwest Corridor I-75/575 P3 initiative). Project TIA-CO-035 calls for enhanced transit services from North Cobb County to the MARTA Arts Center Station. It is the most expensive project on Cobb’s list at $689 million. It was originally the leading project in Cobb’s effort to combat growing traffic congestion along Interstate 75 and Interstate 575. “When Cobb …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Workers and companies pay into unemployment insurance. Georgia lawmakers want to attach a volunteer clause to benefits, but doesn't that perpetuate the stigma that unemployment benefits are welfare?
Dubbed the "Dignity for the Unemployed Act," the bill proposed by Georgia lawmakers would force applicants for state unemployment benefits to perform at least 24 hours of volunteer service a week at a nonprofit charitable organization, reports the AJC. The mandate would kick in after the first two weeks of eligibility. The commissioner of the state Labor Department could waive the requirement in cases of hardship. According to the AJC, State Sen. John Albers, R-Roswell, has signed on as the bill's chief sponsor, with support from others including Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers, R-Woodstock. Here’s a link to the prefiled legislation for the General Assembly session starting in mid-January. One of the big stigmas of unemployment benefits…