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Firms randomly picked for lobbying compensation audits

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Even as some lawmakers have questioned its necessity, legislative and executive branch lobbying firms were again randomly selected Wednesday for audits of their compensation reports. The firms picked for legislative lobbying audits are: — Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney — Buigas & Associates — David R. Custin & Associates — Ericks Consultants — Hopping Green & Sams — Lewis Longman & Walker — Lisa Aaron Consulting — Luis E. Rojas — McGee & Mason — Redfish Consulting — Ronald R. Richmond…

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Random audits of lobbyists to kick off soon

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Following a 2005 state law, legislative staff will once again randomly pick legislative and executive branch lobbying firms for audits of their compensation reports. The selection will take place 4 p.m., Feb. 22 in Room G-01 of the Claude Pepper Building, 111 W. Madison St. in Tallahassee, LobbyTools reported Tuesday. The last round of audits, released in September 2015, found discrepancies big and small after staff randomly picked 26 lobbying firms to be audited. Four accounting firms were hired to do the work: Carroll and Co.; Carr, Riggs…

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Tampa City Council members happy charter amendment on audits is approved

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The Tampa City Council’s collective disappointment with not receiving timely internal audits from city department heads led to a rebuke of Mayor Bob Buckhorn Tuesday night, when city residents approved a change in the city’s charter big time, by a 64 percent to 36 percent margin. “I’m happy that the voters of this city decided to put some trust in the City Council and I’m glad that they would give us authority to request these audits,” said Councilman Frank Reddick.  Referring…

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