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Memorial Day Weekend brought to you by these lobbyists and associations

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Summertime is here — well, almost. 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 to summer. And for many people, that means it’s time to start thinking about summer vacation. More than 39.9 million Americans are expected to travel more than 50 miles away from home this Memorial Day, making one of the highest volume of travel since 2005, according to AAA – The Auto…

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Southern Strategy Group already at more than $7 million in 2015 lobbying fees

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As Southern Strategy Group grows its empire around the country, it continued to post gaudy lobbying figures in Tallahassee: The firm collected an estimated $3.1 million in consulting fees last quarter, according to a compensation report submitted Friday. SSG took in some $2.3 million from 241 legislative lobbying clients and reported $800,000 in fees from 242 executive branch contracts. The highest-paying contracts during the period between the April 1-June 30 were with Miami-based nursery and Charlotte’s Web license hopeful Costa…

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Loranne Ausley to host campaign kick-off Tuesday evening

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Former state Rep. Loranne Ausley will host an event in Tallahassee tomorrow night to launch her bid to succeed state Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda in Ausley’s erstwhile District 9 House seat. Ausley — a voluminous fundraiser, particularly for a Democrat — lists several Capitol regulars on her host committee, still in formation. Longtime pol and former Florida State University President Sandy D’Alemberte will be there with his wife Patsy Palmer, as will Paul Mitchell of the heavyweight influence firm Southern Strategy Group, along with a…

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