After a Tallahassee Reports Investigation, Rep. Alexander Resigns from Non-Profit Job

After a Tallahassee Reports Investigation, Rep. Alexander Resigns from Non-Profit Job

Three weeks after a Tallahassee Reports exclusive about the state lobbyist led Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce (BBMCC) hiring newly elected Florida House member Ramon Alexander, Mr. Alexander has resigned from the $50,000 a year position. On January 9th, 2017 the Tallahassee Democrat reported that Ramon Alexander, a freshman state representative elected this past […]

Mayor’s Office Recommends Highest Bidders, Campaign Donors for Lobbyist Contracts…Again

Mayor’s Office Recommends Highest Bidders, Campaign Donors for Lobbyist Contracts…Again

At the City Commission meeting this Wednesday, Mayor Andrew Gillum’s office is recommending the highest bidder receive the general state lobbying contract and the city electric utility lobbying contract. Last year the Mayor’s office recommended, and the City Commission approved, a one year extension for the lobbyist contracts that were awarded in 2012. During the […]

Gillum’s Office Circumvents City Commission, Plans to Extend Contract for Donor, Confidante

Gillum’s Office Circumvents City Commission, Plans to Extend Contract for Donor, Confidante

On June 19th the City Manager released her FY2016 budget.  In that budget, the responsibility for hiring the federal, state, and electric utility lobbyists was transferred from the Mayor’s Office to the full City Commission. The reason for the move was never explained. However, sources say the move was made to shield the Mayor from […]