Miami-Dade will decide Thursday whether to continue paying three lobbying firms that for years have advocated for the county’s transportation interests in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.
Book and Becker lobby the state Legislature for $75,000 and $50,000 a year, respectively. Alcade advocates at the federal level for $50,000 annually.
Those rates, set in 2019, would continue through the first quarter of 2024 under the new contracts whose approval would bypass Miami-Dade’s standard competitive bidding process.
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics