There are 56 lobbyists registered in the Florida database to represent Big Sugar in Tallahassee. There are 40 state senators. By that number alone, we can see who runs the shadow government of Florida. But we can’t see what they do.
The database maintained by the State of Florida does not show issues and legislation that motivate corporations to spend hundreds of millions a year in Tallahassee. Why not?
With only a little effort, a mobile APP could be developed to fix that omission. As a requirement of lobbyists registration, each lobbyist would have an app connected to an online database showing every time they discuss a new bill or issue with a legislator.