Client advocacy at the legislative, executive, agency, county and municipal levels.
Tracking, analyzing and interpreting proposed legislation and regulations, including the state budget.
Continuous monitoring and analysis of legislative, administrative, regulatory and political activity to assess potential impacts.
Collaborative strategic planning to ensure alignment of a government relations strategy with the desired business goals.
Appointments and Actions by Governor DeSantis: Florida Building Commission Appointed were W. Grey Marker II, Fort Lauderdale, chief executive officer of Marker Construction Group; Rodney Hershberger, Sarasota, board chair of PGT Innovations; James Schock, Saint Augustine, senior plans examiner and floodplain manager for the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners; David John, Tarpon Springs, Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]
VOLUNTEER FLORIDA Volunteer Florida announced that $360,000 in funding was distributed to five organizations that are working to implement an AmeriCorps Program in their community. The programs will focus on helping community members that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, $120,000 in funding was awarded to support 17 Community Emergency Response Teams and Read more about Issues of Interest[…]
FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE APPOINTMENT Governor DeSantis was dealt a defeat when the Florida Supreme Court sided with the plaintiff in the appointment battle over a new justice. According to the law, the initial appointment was ineligible because she had not been a Florida Bar member for the required time period. The Court agreed and Read more about Legal Updates[…]
HURRICANE UTILITY COSTS A settlement has been reached between Gulf Power and Florida’s Office of Public Counsel regarding the costs the utility will be able to charge customers due to the damage caused by Hurricane Michael. Gulf Power sought $295 million. The agreement reduced that amount by $5 million and provided that the utility develop Read more about Issues of Interest[…]
Jeff Atwater Former Florida Chief Financial Officer and Senate President Jeff Atwater has joined Ballard Partners. Atwater was elected to the state House in 2000 and to the Senate in 2002. He served as Senate president from 2009 to 2010 and was elected state CFO in 2010. He was re-elected four years later. He left Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]