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Lobby firms bring in more than $35.7M in first quarter

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The numbers are out. Registered legislative lobbying firms reported median earnings of more than $35.7 million in the first quarter of 2017. The Top 5 earners during the three-month period were Ballard Partners, Southern Strategy Group, Ronald L. Book PA, Capital City Consulting, and Greenberg Traurig. If those rankings look familiar, there’s a reason for that. The five firms were ranked among the Top 5 firms each quarter in 2016. And according to LobbyTools Legislative IQ, it appears the pentad…

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Easter and Passover as brought to you by these lobbyists and political associations

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Grab your bonnet, pull out the seersucker and get ready for a good-old-fashion Easter egg hunt. Americans are expected to spend about $18.4 billion on Easter this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey. That projection is 6 percent higher than last year’s record of $17.3 billion and marks an all-time high in the 14 years the national organization has conducted the survey. The increase in spending is likely due to how late the holiday falls on the…

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Prime Strategies, sister company of Floridian Partners, expands to Lone Star State

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Prime Strategies is continuing its robust growth with the announcement of a new relationship with Texas Star Alliance, a premier public affairs firm based in Austin and Houston. Specializing in business consulting, corporate affairs and government relations, Prime Strategies — the sister company of Tallahassee’s Floridian Partners — currently operates offices in Tallahassee, Miami and Fort Lauderdale as well as Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, DC. Founded in 2010, Texas Star Alliance is a full-service public affairs firm with…

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Halloween is brought you by these Florida lobbyists and political associations

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The witching hour is upon us. Ghosts and ghouls fill the streets. Zombies walk side-by-side with princesses and superheroes. Their mission the same: Spook and scare their neighbors in hopes of scoring enough candy to sustain them for the next year. Total spending for Halloween is expected to reach $8.2 billion in 2016, according to the National Retail Federation. The annual survey expects consumers will spend an average of $82.93, up from $74.34 in 2015. The National Retail Federation predicts…

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Prime Strategies merges with California’s Urban Associates

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Prime Strategies, an affiliate of Floridian Partners, has merged with Urban Associates, a government relations and public affairs firm in California. The combined concern, first launched in Florida, now has offices in California, Florida, New York, Texas, and Washington D.C. “California embraces diversity and inclusivity and is typically at the forefront of emerging state and local issues,” Urban Associates managing partner Pedro Carrillo said. “For years our firm has championed causes and led coalitions for our clients in Sacramento, city halls, union halls,…

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RSA Consulting, Alan Suskey likely to be next PSTA lobbyists

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A committee for the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority has recommended that RSA Consulting Group become the next state lobbyist for the county’s bus system. But the proposed deal comes with a string attached: Lobbyist Alan Suskey must be part of the contract. For the two — RSA and Suskey — the PSTA will pay up to $7,500 a month or no more than $90,000 annually. The contract will last for three years and will have two one-year extensions. The proposed contract is expected to…

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Memorial Day is brought to you by these lobbyists, associations and, of course, Publix

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Summertime is here — well, unofficially. While Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces, the holiday also marks the unofficial start of summer. That means baseball games and cookouts; road trips to the state’s theme parks; and a plethora of tourists visiting restaurants, beaches and hotels. More than 38 million travelers were expected to travel this holiday weekend, according to the AAA 2016 Memorial Day travel forecast. The motor group estimated…

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