Proposed contract with former congressman leads to sharp debate for Baldwin County commissioners

Sharp exchanges and split votes marked Tuesday’s meeting as commissioners put off approving a $100,000 lobbying contract with former U.S. Rep. Sonny Callahan’s firm and voted to solicit new bids for debris removal.

The debate started early in the meeting with Callahan present when Commissioner Bob James questioned “the money we are spending for lobbyists” given the likelihood of return on the investment in a time of severe government cutbacks

Proposed contract with former congressman leads to sharp debate for Baldwin County commissioners