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Politico On Tap To Receive Thousands From The State of California

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Is Russian President Vladimir Putin Politico‘s new President and CEO?

Such burning questions with the departure of Jim VandeHei.

The answer is probably not. (Though he enjoys state-run media, Vladimir has horses to ride shirtless). But a new government document out of the Office of Business and Economic Government which states that Politico is set to a receive $205k tax credit for opening a bureau in Sacramento raises questions.

According to the document, in 2017 the number of employees in the bureau must be 34 and the minimum salary would be $50K. By 2020 the employee head count rises to 41.

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h/t Dan Morain, editorial page editor of the Sacramento Bee.

So…California taxpayers may soon subsidize Politico?

Politico Spokesman Brad Dayspring did not return a request for comment.