Tag: Miami-Dade Expressway Authority

Drew WilsonFebruary 28, 2018

Lobby firm Gomez Barker Associates received an estimated $190,000 in pay from its principals last quarter to finish out the year with $885,000 in total compensation. The two-man shop, run by Fausto Gomez and Manny Reyes, had 30 clients for all or part of 2017, and its Q4 numbers show heavy support from South Florida […]

Scott PowersApril 6, 2017

A bill aimed at preventing tragedies like when two 14-year-old boys disappeared in a fishing boat off the coast of Jupiter in 2015 won approval from the House Government Oversight Committee Thursday. House Bill 711, embraced by Blu Stephanos, the father of of one of the boys in that ill-fated boat, Austin Stephanos, would give Florida boat […]

Ryan RayNovember 19, 2015

The Senate Committee on Transportation approved a bill to rejigger representation within the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority and tighten ethics rules within the quasi-governmental body. The transportation panel approved SB 574, sponsored by Miami Sen. Anitere Flores, by a vote of 6-0. Toll increases and disclosure problems with the expressway authority, known locally and in legislative parlance as MDX, precipitated […]

Ryan RayNovember 13, 2015

Miami-based Gomez Barker Associates boasts a wide range of top South Florida lobbying clients, and it was paid handsomely during 2015’s third quarter. The firm brought in a total of $215,000 between July 1 and September 30, according to recently filed lobbying compensation reports. The firm’s leading clients was Miami-Dade Expressway Authority in terms of compensation, whose fees […]

Peter SchorschApril 20, 2015

You might not know it from reading The Tampa Tribune lately, but at this moment a handful of major companies are locked in a heated campaign to secure a major state contract to provide an oft-overlooked but essential service: the administration of tolls that help fund Florida’s more than 80,000 miles of roads. After 16 years since the introduction of […]


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