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Saturday February 13th, 2016 2:24PM

Outgoing Ga. Senate leader Chip Rogers resigns

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA - The outgoing majority leader of the Georgia Senate is resigning from the chamber to take a public television post.

Senator Chip Rogers, a Republican from Woodstock, will step down December 5.

Rogers recently won re-election as a senator, but dropped out of the race to continue as majority leader when the new legislature convenes in January.

A statement from the Senate press office says that Rogers' duties at Georgia Public Broadcasting will include leading a statewide weekly radio program on economic development. The show will debut in the spring.

Rogers has been in the Senate since 2002.

He got considerable attention during the last term after leading a majority that stripped Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle of control in the chamber. Cagle is expected to regain much of his authority.
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