Space Florida docked (for now) $2 million for lobbying "misuse", Orlando Sentinel
"An upset Sen. Mike Fasano on Wednesday announced he wanted to cut the $4 million state appropriation for Space Florida in half after learning that the space economic development agency had spent nearly $300,000 on contract lobbying last year."
Dems: Space Florida a symbol of Gov. Crist's "House of Cards", Orlando Sentinel
Committee slashed Space Florida budget in half, Herald Tribune
"The agency spent nearly $300,000 of its $4 million state allocation last year on lobbyists, including $195,000 to a Pennsylvania firm with ties to Space Florida's president."
Editor's Update: Looks like they dodged another bullet.
Space Florida keeps its full $3.8M budget, Orlando Sentinel
"Sen. Mike Fasano backed off his threat to strip Space Florida of nearly half its $3.8million state appropriation Thursday, saying he thought the agency understood his opposition to the nearly $300,000 it spent on lobbyists last year."