Sale of Governance to Paige Carter-Smith Executed with Handwritten Contract

Sale of Governance to Paige Carter-Smith Executed with Handwritten Contract

The sale of the lobbying and consulting firm, Governance Inc., from Scott Maddox to Paige Carter-Smith is a central focus of the FBI investigation. The recently released FBI probable cause search warrant alleges that Maddox maintained control of Governance even after the sale to Carter-Smith. Tallahassee Reports has obtained a copy of the contract which […]

Commissioner Nancy Miller and Others Vote to Keep Paige Carter-Smith at DIA

Commissioner Nancy Miller and Others Vote to Keep Paige Carter-Smith at DIA

With a 4-3 vote, the Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority (DIA) moved to retain Paige Carter-Smith as the CEO. The DIA attorney will gather more information and revisit the topic at the next meeting. Carter-Smith was named in a probable cause affidavit search warrant which was recently issued in the corruption investigation into city hall activities. […]

City Commissioner Nancy Miller Solicited Favor from Paige Carter-Smith, Waste Pro

City Commissioner Nancy Miller Solicited Favor from Paige Carter-Smith, Waste Pro

Tallahassee Reports has recovered an email that shows City Commissioner Nancy Miller soliciting a donation from Waste Pro – a city vendor – through Paige Carter-Smith for the North West Florida League of Cities. The solicitation email was sent from Miller’s official City of Tallahassee email. Records show that Carter-Smith was not registered as a […]

Poll: Graham Leads Gillum, Putnam ahead of DeSantis

Poll: Graham Leads Gillum, Putnam ahead of DeSantis

A  poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy shows Gwen Graham and Adam Putnam are the current front runners in their respective primary races for Florida governor. However, the leaders both maintain only slight leads and about half of Democratic primary voters and 43 percent of Republican primary voters remain undecided. The polls were conducted […]

Stephen Dobson, Maddox Attorney, Joins Powerful White-Collar Defense Law Firm

Stephen Dobson, Maddox Attorney, Joins Powerful White-Collar Defense Law Firm

On January 22, 2018, the Baker Donelson law firm announced that prominent Tallahassee attorney Stephen Dobson had joined their Government Enforcement and Investigations Group. Baker Donelson’s Government Enforcement and Investigations Group defends businesses and executives in a wide range of domestic and international investigations and prosecutions. Mr. Dobson recently spoke on behalf of City Commissioner […]

Jacksonville City Council Moves to Attract Solar Panel Manufacturing Company, 800 Jobs

Jacksonville City Council Moves to Attract Solar Panel Manufacturing Company, 800 Jobs

Promptly after President Trump enacted new tariffs on imported solar panels last month, Jacksonville City Council approved $24.2 million in incentives to entice a foreign solar panel company to begin manufacturing locally. According to the Florida Times Union, the still-unnamed company has pledged to create 800 jobs by the end of next year at its […]

School Board Member Says Deerlake Teachers Fear Retaliation from Administrator Julie Lawson

School Board Member Says Deerlake Teachers Fear Retaliation from Administrator Julie Lawson

UPDATED The Leon County School Board has informed Tallahassee Reports, that after an investigation, Ms. Striplin’s complaint against Ms. Lawson was unsubstantiated. Deana McAllister, Director Labor and Employer Relations, wrote in response to Ms. Striplin’s formal complaint that ” it has been determined that your complaint is unsubstantiated and does not meet the threshold for […]