Friday, August 24, 2007

Sen. Jackson's Non-profit overcharging taxpayers?

Senator Doug Jackson gets paid $256k per year to head a non-profit that produces a TV show for a State Agency, the TWRA, for much more than a commercial TV station could do the same job.


Jackson, who gets an annual salary of $256,000 as executive director of the Renaissance Center, serves as secretary of the Senate legislative panel that considers bills involving the wildlife agency.

Jackson said his prominence hadn't affected decisions regarding the show.

"I certainly don't influence them, and I don't benefit from the show," said the Dickson Democrat, who displays the two Emmy statues in his legislative office. "The Renaissance Center has done an exemplary job in the production of that program at an affordable price."