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Did you happen to catch Brian Ballard’s quote about Dean Cannon’s lobbying haul?
Tucked into an Aaron Deslatte story about Dean Cannon’s firm’s impressive $755K haul in lobbying fees for the first quarter of 2013, is a fangs-bared quote from the uberest of uber lobbyists, Brian Ballard, that does not...
- Posted 3 days ago
Estate of Robert Champion, Florida A&M student who died in hazing incident, hires Cannon & Cretul’s Capitol Insight
The family of Robert Champion, the slain Marching 100 drum major at Florida A & M University who died in a hazing incident in 2011, has retained Capitol Insight, the lobbying firm of former House Speakers Dean Cannon...
- Posted 36 days ago
Five questions for Rep. Steve Crisafulli (just hours before he’ll be voted Speaker Designate)
SaintPetersBlog had the chance to catch up with Representative Steve Crisafulli today, just hours before he is voted by his colleagues as the Speaker Designate for 2014-16. Crisafulli, of Merritt Island, was elected after the November election...
- Posted 80 days ago
Cannon and Cretul’s Capitol Insight builds ‘Burg and DC presence with hiring of Alan Suskey
News out of Tallahassee is that one of Saint Petersburg’s favorite political sons has joined former Speaker-squared’s Capitol Insight. Alan Suskey, formerly of Three Bridges Advisors, has joined Capitol Insight as of late this week, adding to...
- Posted 104 days ago
Hmmm, so Dean Cannon won’t be lobbying for the Florida Chamber…
From the moment former Speaker of the House Dean Cannon hung out his own shingle as a lobbyist, there had been (almost breathless) speculation that the Florida Chamber of Commerce would ink Cannon and Co., to a...
- Posted 132 days ago
Cannon, Cretul, and Lorenzo’s new firm, Capitol Insight, tees off with impressive client list
Showing their muscle only weeks away from opening day of the 2013 session, the Capitol Insight team of former Speaker Dean Cannon, former Speaker Larry Cretul, former Director of AWI, Cynthia Lorenzo and former Speaker’s Office uber...
- Posted 133 days ago
I can't imagine uber lobbying firm GrayRobinson is too happy with Dean Cannon's and Chris Dorworth's new jobs
Yesterday, former Speaker Designate Chris Dorworth announced that he was joining powerhouse lobbying firm Ballard Partners, while earlier this month former Speaker of the House Dean Cannon revealed his plans to hang out his own shingle and...
- Posted 176 days ago
Actually, Orlando Sentinel ed. board, your newspaper did not first report news about Dean Cannon's new lobbying job
News that former House Speaker Dean Cannon is starting a lobbying firm (along with former Speaker Larry Cretul and former Agency for Workforce Innovation head Cynthia Lorenzo) is one of those inside-baseball stories that members of the Capitol...
- Posted 177 days ago
Former Speaker Dean Cannon launching lobbying firm, Capitol Insight; teaming with Larry Cretul and Cynthia Lorenzo
Former Speaker Dean Cannon is launching Capitol Insight, a full-service lobbying firm based in Tallahassee. Cannon is teaming up with another former Speaker, Larry Cretul, and Cynthia Lorenzo. Cretul and Lorenzo will lead the firm’s legislative affairs...
- Posted 196 days ago
Against backdrop of merit retention fight, Amendment 5 would change how future appointees are named to Fla. Supreme Court
Even as three Florida Supreme Court justices fight to hold onto their seats in merit elections scheduled for November, a ballot proposal that would change how future appointees are named to the court is also headed to...
- Posted 235 days ago