Lobbyists from all over the state are gathering in Jacksonville over the next few days for the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists 8th annual conference. The three-day seminar will include several firsts, including a workshop held by a top official at the Governor’s Office.
Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists CEO Mark Landreth says for the first time in the history of the conference, a Governor’s chief of Staff is weighing in:
Governor Rick Scott will soon say good bye to his second chief of staff, and welcome his third one since his 16-month term began. Sascha Cordner reviews the week of when Steve MacNamara announced his resignation after recent media reports scrutinized some of the contracts he handled as well as how he did his job.
Just days before Governor Rick Scott’s Chief of Staff Steve MacNamara handed in his resignation, Scott defended him.
“You guys are mean to poor Steve MacNamara. He’s out there working his tail off and you guys write these mean things about him. So, you ought to think about that. We’re getting a lot of good things done. Jobs are coming back. You’ve got a billion dollars in education. We got PIP done, and now you guys are being mean to my chief of staff," Scott said.