13 years after man lost leg in crash with Orange County van, state approves $750K payout: ‘Some light at the end of the tunnel now’

Robert Allan Smith spent his day off doing what he loved: Tinkering with his motorcycle.

He took it out for a test ride, pulling out of his driveway onto DePauw Avenue. He saw an Orange County work van approaching the intersection.

He thought the van’s driver saw him. Then, he was hit. It was Sept. 7, 2006.

Anfield Consulting posts $2.4M in 2018 earnings

Tallahassee consulting shop Anfield Consulting finished strong last year, clearing $2.4 million lobbying the state government.

Managing partner Albert Balido and lobbyists Frank BernardinoEdgar Fernandez and Stephen Pepper Uchino juggled the needs of 46 clients in 2018, reeling in an estimated $1.8 million lobbying lawmakers and $560,000 lobbying the Governor and Cabinet.

Labor Day is brought to you by these Florida lobbyists and political associations

The statewide association represents more than 140,000 teachers and school support professionals in the state. While Florida teachers are shaping the minds of young Floridians, Ronald BilbaoCatherine BoehmeTina DunbarLuke FlyntFedrick IngramJoanne McCallSharon NesvigEric RileyLynda RussellJacqueline SistoKevin Watson, and Jeff Wright are watching out for Florida’s teachers.

And when the FEA needs an extra hand, it turns to Albert Balido with Anfield Consulting and Ron Meyer at Florida Legislative Associates.

Anfield Consulting collects $655K in first quarter

The firm’s new legislative and executive lobbying reports, filed last week, each show 42 clients with the bulk of those earnings coming in through its efforts before the Legislature — using median compensation numbers, Anfield showed $505,000 in legislative earnings and $150,000 in the executive. The split shifts to $660,000 on the legislative side and $290,000 on the executive side at the top end.

Aging water infrastructure could cost state billions to repair

“Everybody in this room and everybody that works with everyone (in this room) knows we have a problem,” said Bernardino during the 2016 Associated Industries of Florida Water Forum. “As someone who is an advocate, I don’t have to go to any member to convince them we have issues. So why is it from year-to-year we make small progress toward the goal, but we don’t manage to get there.”

State budget includes $500K for Flagler Beach wastewater plant

“Flagler Beach is extremely appreciative of Rep. Renner and Sen. Hutson for getting this where it is,” Newsom said during an interview Tuesday.

During the recently concluded legislative session, Newsom traveled to Tallahassee three times to meet with Renner, Hutson, Gov. Rick Scott’s staff and the city’s lobbyist, Anfield Consulting Group.