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Personnel note: Floridian Partners hires OIR insurance expert George Feijoo

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After five years at the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, insurance expert George Feijoo is leaving for a role at government affairs firm Floridian Partners. Feijoo, a Florida State University graduate in Actuarial Science with an MBA, has the designation of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). During his stint at OIR, Feijoo worked at both the Property & Casualty Product Review and Life & Health Financial Oversight units. He also supervised approval of property and casualty contracts. At Floridian Partners,…

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Firms collect nearly $31 million in Legislature lobbying fees for Q3 2015

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Ballard Partners tops the compensation list for lobbying the Florida Legislature in the third quarter of 2015, bringing in $2.22 million, according to newly released compensation reports. Registered lobbying firms took in almost $32 million in fees — $31,775,000 to be (somewhat) exact — between July and September 2015 to represent clients in front of Florida lawmakers. In addition to Ballard — the only firm reporting over $2 million in compensation — three other companies cracked the $1 million mark: Ronald…

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Seminole Tribe ad calls Rick Scott, lawmakers to “get it done” with new Compact

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The Seminole Tribe of Florida is taking to the airwaves with a new ad urging the public to pressure Gov. Rick Scott and state legislators to “get it done” and renew the gambling agreement known as the Seminole Compact. Signed in 2010, the Compact allows the Tribe to offer blackjack and other banked card games at seven Hard Rock Hotel & Casinos across the state. The provision ended July 31, with a 90-day grace period allowing for renegotiation and “structured…

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Seminole Tribe of Florida lobbies up with hire of Floridian Partners

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With its compact with the state of Florida expired and now in federal court to protect its multibillion dollar gambling interests, the Seminole Tribe of Florida has retained one of Tallahassee’s most prominent governmental affairs firms. Floridian Partners, the lobbying shop headed up by Charlie Dudley, was inked  this week to represent the Tribe before the Rick Scott administration and the Florida Legislature. What’s particularly interesting about this registration is, until recently, Floridian Partners had been signed with Las Vegas Sands, the gambling behemoth headed…

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Floridian Partners bags major PR contract with Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority

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THEA (Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority) has awarded a three-year marketing and communications contract to the Floridian Partners, LLC team, which includes two local marketing and production partners, Playbook Public Relations. LLC, and Shooting Stars Post, Inc. Floridian Partners, LLC, a full-service strategic communications and advocacy firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Tallahassee and Tampa, has led numerous successful marketing, communications and advocacy efforts at local, state and federal levels. “We look forward to helping THEA market and promote their many…

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Debuting this week: Second edition of INFLUENCE Magazine (link to digital version inside)

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Well, that happened. The first issue of INFLUENCE Magazine hit the streets March 3 and, with all humility, was a smashing success. Ten thousand copies of the first edition made their way into the hands of lobbyists in Tallahassee, fundraisers in South Florida, major donors in Naples, and so many other political aficionados throughout the rest of the state. Media outlets, including POLITICO, Business Insider, and the network of Business Journals all took note. I even personally delivered several dozen copies to law offices and PR…

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Crunching the numbers from the most recent lobbying compensation reports

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Registered governmental affairs firms, representing virtually every industry in Florida, reported earning slightly more than $35 million from January 1 to March 31 of this year to lobby the Florida Legislature. FloridaPolitics.com previously reported which firms made what, with Southern Strategy Group leading all firms with $2.25 million in Q1 compensation. Crunching the numbers, here are a few additional thoughts on the first-quarter numbers. (None of these numbers include compensation for executive branch lobbying, which can be just as lucrative for a firm.…

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