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Controversial State Sen. Chip Rogers to Step Down

Rogers recently also decided not to seek re-election as senate majority leader.

State Sen. Chip Rogers, who came under scrutiny recently for hosting an ex-Tea Partier's lengthy session linking public-private partnerships, local chambers of commerce and a United Nations project called Agenda 21, has resigned his seat, Woodstock Patch reports.

Rogers, 44, said in a statement he plans to accept a position with Georgia Public Broadcasting.

"The opportunity to help lead Georgia Public Broadcasting is like a dream come true in many respects," he said.

GPB is launching a new initiative in which it will "facilitate coverage of economic development and jobs in Georgia," according to a press release from Rogers' office.

Rogers will spearhead the initiative with a statewide, weekly radio program that will examine "current economic development trends and highlighting companies that are growing and creating jobs."

Rogers' decision comes weeks just after he decided not to seek re-election to the senate majority leader post.

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