Florida Power & Light operates an exclusive, invite-only lounge for lawmakers and lobbyists

Florida Power & Light operates an exclusive, invite-only lounge for lawmakers and lobbyists

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Consider it Tallahassee’s version of the fabled smoke-filled backroom.

Florida Power & Light, one of the state’s most politically powerful companies, operates an event space located on the third floor of the company’s $2 million, 13,000 square foot downtown Tallahassee offices. The building is nondescript and includes no signs that would indicate it’s owned by one of the largest power companies in the country. The third floor of the building, where the bar is located, has a series of large shutters that make its outdoor patio area impossible to see from the street level.

The exclusive lounge is used by company officials to host lobbyists and the lawmakers whose votes they...

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