Peoria Public Radio Staff
Mon November 18, 2013
Commission members question regional lobbying efforts
“It’s the taxpayers’ money, and the return on the investment with me should be greater for the taxpayers’ investment than what I’m seeing now,” Gorman says.
The Commission is in a three-year contract with the Ferguson Group for more than $60,000. The lobbying firm sent a letter to the Commission in February detailing grant opportunities and legislative issues it’s focused on in Washington D-C. But commissioners say that was the last communication from the group. That leaves questions whether Tri-County would renew its contract with the group after it expires next year.