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Jeb Bush to align with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney law firm as strategic consultant

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Jeb Bush is bringing his star power to the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney in a strategic affiliation through his firm Jeb Bush & Associates. The two-term Florida governor and former presidential candidate will be providing expertise as a consultant to the firm and its clients, according to a statement by the firm first shared with FloridaPolitics.com. “This move adds to our firm’s distinguished reputation as a leader in providing strategic advice on government, regulatory and business matters,” said…

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Personnel note: Eric Edwards moving to U.S. Sugar

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Eric Edwards, the longtime Tallahassee-based legislative assistant to Republican state Sen. Don Gaetz, is joining U.S. Sugar Corporation’s in-house influence team, the company announced. His title will be Assistant Vice President of Governmental Affairs. “We have wanted to strengthen and expand our internal government relations operation for some time, and we have patiently searched for just the right combination of experience, personality, and potential,” said Robert Coker, Vice President of U.S. Sugar and its head lobbyist. “We hit the trifecta with Eric Edwards,” he…

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Did Harris Corporation announce plans to sole source Florida’s police radio system? 

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Over the weekend, Scripps reporter Matt Dixon tuned into one of the biggest behind-the-scenes battles this session few other outlets are even talking about – the fight to replace Florida’s aging statewide, law enforcement radio system.  You will note that SPB has covered the issue since it first began back in February and more recently, last week. But Dixon’s story also lets one the worst kept secrets in Tallahassee fly … a tidbit regarding the process that is as revealing…

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