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Report: Greg Steube sponsored legislation that benefited his employer

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Rep. Greg Steube sponsored legislation in 2013 that financially benefited his law firm.

Steube, a Sarasota Republican, sponsored legislation in 2013 that created the framework that allows local governments to develop public private partnerships, often called PPPs. POLITICO Florida reported that the law also benefited Steube’s employer.

Steube is an attorney with Becker & Poliakoff, and according to POLITICO Florida, the firm has 13 Florida offices or businesses tied to the PPP industry. The firm’s chief operating officer was appointed to the state task force, and POLITICO Florida reported it has a 10-person PPP team, of which Steube is a member.

The firm boasts that its team played an “active role in drafting and helping win passage of the PPP law.” POLITICO Florida reported the firm’s PPP team is led by the same attorney who wrote the legislation in 2013, which Steube sponsored.

Steube told POLITICO Florida he was proud of the bill, which he said has helped develop infrastructure and create jobs, while lowering the cost of delivery.

Steube faces former Rep. Doug Holder and Sarasota County Commissioner Nora Patterson in Aug. 30 primary. The three Republicans are battling it out to replace Sen. Nancy Detert in Senate District 23.

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