Brother of Ga. Senate Leader Gets Gov't-Funded Job

ATLANTA (AP) - The brother of Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers has been hired as a communications specialist for a federally funded education program.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday that Jon Rogers gave up his post as chief of staff for his brother, Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers, to take the new job in mid-January.

He will be paid $75,000 annually to oversee publications and promote Georgia's $400 million won through the federally funded
Race to the Top education program.

Jon Rogers said he received no help getting the position from his brother. He said he's qualified for the job.

Georgia Department of Education spokesman Matt Cardoza said the senator had no input in the hiring.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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