Space Florida Troubles Continue

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."

- Space Florida Is Under Increased Scrutiny (Updated)

- Small Wonder Space Florida Is Having Problems

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."

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