Monday, September 07, 2015
New Bright Futures position allows C. J. Huff to continue to soak taxpayers
While his new employer, Bright Futures USA, is not a governmental entity, its biggest revenue source the past couple of years has been Missouri taxpayers, thanks to the generosity of the state legislature, which has appropriated $150,000 for the not-for-profit each of the past two years and $100,000 before that.
KOAM and Fox 14 broke the news that the BFUSA Board has hired Huff, as well as Webb City R-7 Superintendent Tony Rossetti's decision to resign from the board following that decision.
(Board spokesman Mark) Quinn says the board hates to lose Rossetti but argues the hiring is a reasonable way to spend monies.Quinn says, "When people start taking issue with something that is absolutely going to drive the organization forward, it has a fantastic opportunity to add communities to the bright futures program which ultimately delivers fantastic results which we already know for communities that are engaged, why in the world would you not want to take full advantage of that opportunity. It's playing offense."
Quinn would not disclose how much huff will get paid.. But he says many charities invest in people who can bring in monies to the organization.
Later today, the Turner Report will provide more information about the history of Bright Futures USA, which raises questions about actions taken by the not-for-profit in the days when our community and the nation were focused on tornado recovery.
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