One Eighty Consulting is a full-service lobbying and consulting firm. In addition to our work with state agencies, we offer Legislative Consulting services. One Eighty Consulting represents numerous clients before the Florida Legislature and it’s committees.
Don Yaeger has been representing clients before the House and Senate for over 15 years. He is known for effectively working with the Senate and shepherding monies through the very complicated appropriations process. He has secured millions of dollars for clients by having learned to work with staff and key decision makers to ensure that money is available in agency budgets for identified projects.
The appropriations process is a unique aspect of the legislative process in the State of Florida. As part of the business plan discussed in Executive Branch – Technical Consulting, the first step is identifying those agencies that will be priorities for your company to penetrate and win new business. The second step in this process is reviewing the agencies’ budgets to ensure that funds are available to move forward with the purchase of your company’s services. Because every agency is different, this process may vary.
After reviewing the current budget, as well as, the proposed agency budgets for fiscal year 2011-2012, a legislative strategy will be outlined for each agency. These may range from protecting recurring dollars to creating new monies in the budget. Once your plan and priorities are finalized, 180 Consulting will work with the chairs and staff directors of the Appropriations committees and sub-committees, as well as, the legislative and budget directors of the targeting agencies identified in the business plan, to identify and create budget dollars for state agencies to spend on your company’s projects.
The team at 180 Consulting has had extensive experience and success working this appropriations process.
The next piece that will be added to our services is monitoring legislation and agency rule-making that may affect your company. We will provide you with bill summaries, bill text, amendments, and staff analyses of those bills we can identify may be of significance or interest to your company As you and your staff is made aware of these initiatives, we will take your guidance as to how your company would want us to proceed (actively support, defeat, or remain neutral) in lobbying their issues.
As part of our approach, 180 Consulting will keep you informed on the hot political issues of the day surrounding the Capitol. This is important because knowing the priorities of the House and Senate leaders may affect your company’s strategy on certain issues.