There are over 300 pages of registered Lobbyists in the official Florida directory representing virtually every industry in the state.
There are approximately over 2500 different businesses, trade groups, unions and other political organizations that have hired Lobbyist in Tallahassee.
There are 3,000 individual Lobbyist registered in the state of Florida.
Well, it’s to be expected. The power that lobbyist have passing legislation is representative of the increasing size of state government and the control of billions of dollars and more and more power politicians have over our money and our lives. The power to tax and control us, makes it too tempting for some to use money and lobbyist to get special favors from the government.
Many people think of a private sector lobbyist as someone with expensive haircuts and clothing. A hired gun for that issue. Very often that is the case. But did you know many governmental agencies pay lobbyists?
They place Lobbyists on their staff and/or hire them outright.
- The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles paid one person $82,000 a year to lobby.
- According to Sunshine Review, Florida school districts spent over $1.2 million lobbying in 2009.
Do you think they are spending more now or less? They want more of your money and they will spend more to get it every year.
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