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He said in return:...frankly I am not very interested in the issue. I am more interested in how the county commission votes on contracts and the lobbyists role in the votes. I have so many topics to cover....it is hard to focus on one the public cares very little about.
Fair enough, just wanted to let you know that what's said about us is mostly hot air. The public does care if they are told the facts, but I run my business & you run yours; that's respect & democracy at its best.I haven't taken him up on his offer, but I will have to before the year is up to see if I can figure out exactly what is going on in baggage wrap land. But some of my most hated lobbyists have lobbied for the two companies. In fact, one lobbyist, Miguel DeGrandy was found lobbying for both on the same contract:
De Grandy, in particular, was cited for a conflict of interest: As a private lawyer, De Grandy had represented a baggage wrapping company, and then their competitor, for the same contract with Miami International Airport.
Now, on that attempt to privatize prisons, be sure to read Senator Paula Dockery's retelling of the dirt going on behind the vote. After you finish, you tell me your opinion if ANYONE in the Senate follows the Sunshine Law. And, there was another reason given to like Senator Mike Fasano - for standing firm:
For questioning the so-called financial analysis, Senate leaders stripped Sen. Mike Fasano of his chairmanship on the Criminal Justice Appropriations Committee and his seat on the Budget Committee.