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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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Tampa Bay officials OK with TBARTA bill, now before full Senate

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Officials had high hopes for a bill to reconfigure Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA). Those same officials are now expressing some contentment following an amendment from the bill’s original sponsor, Clearwater Republican Jack Latvala. The legislation would change TBARTA’s name from the Tampa Bay Regional Transportation Authority to the Tampa Bay Regional Transit Authority, and reduce the number of counties involved in addressing the region’s traffic issues. It has been a top priority of the Tampa Bay area business establishment,…

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Dana Young planning major re-election fundraiser December 2

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House Republican Majority Leader Dana Young will raise funds for her re-election with a major event December 2 in Tampa. Cabinet members Jeff Atwater, Pam Bondi and Adam Putnam, as well as House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Speaker-Designate Richard Corcoran headline the invitation for Young’s fundraiser at the Tampa Yacht and Country Club. Honorary hosts include state Senators Jeff Brandes and Tom Lee, several state representatives, and Hillsborough Sheriff David Gee. Other notables on the host committee are Louis Betz, Justin…

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RSA Consulting to host Lightning watch party in Tallahassee

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At times, being a legislator has its disadvantages, especially when duty calls as your home team makes it to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. For those Tampa Bay-area lawmakers stuck at the state Capitol this week for special session, the team at RSA Consulting — Ron Pierce, Natalie King and Edward Briggs — is hosting a Tampa Bay Lightning watch party for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Chicago Blackhawks. The party, at the Miller Ale House, 722 Appalachee…

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