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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  • by Robert Location: Obrien on Dec 3, 2008 at 05:46 PM
    This is not real surprising to learn - I thought many state AND local politicians have done these kind of things in my 50 plus years as a Florida native. If his legal advisor says he violated no law - then it must be up to the public he represents to bombard his home and office with excessive amounts of negative mail, then he should "as a good moral Republican" do the "right thing" and resign one or the other. Other choice is for the electorate to vote him out of his political career. Taxpayers are getting tired of misspent or deceptive uses of tax revenues.
  • by Brian Location: Tallahassee on Dec 3, 2008 at 04:52 PM
    Jottkoff, is an imbecile.
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