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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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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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Florida tourism officials remain concerned about proposal to divert bed taxes

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At Disney World last week, Governor Rick Scott announced that 105 million tourists had made their way to Florida last year, a new state record. Leading the way has been Hillsborough County, which generated more than $26.8 million during the fiscal year that ended last September, up 13 percent over the fiscal year 2014, also a record year. The bed tax has climbed 26 percent in Hillsborough over the past two years. But Santiago Corrada, who heads Visit Tampa Bay, Hillsborough’s tourism agency,…

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