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Dems Ask House Speaker to Resign

New Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom is catching a lot of heat for his new job at Northwest Florida State College.

Last year Sansom steered 25 million state dollars to the school.

Now the school is paying the high ranking Republican
$110,000 a year for part time work.

The state’s Democratic Party is calling on Sansom to resign from the state legislature or quit his job at the college.

“He’s making more money on the state’s budget and it’s ridiculous and that’s why he should step down from one or both. Show true leadership in this time of economic crisis. Show that he’s making sacrifices such as not accepting this $110,000 paycheck for the part time job with our taxpayer money,” says Eric Jottkoff with the Florida Democrats.

Sansom fired back saying his focus is on the state’s needs, not partisan politics.


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