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Thanksgiving 2016, as brought to you by these Florida lobbyists and political organizations

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It’s time to talk turkey. And stuffing, pie and football. Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the winter holiday season; the first stop in a month of non-stop holiday parties and celebrations. It’s also a day for Americans to reflect on what they’re grateful for, something that is especially important in these tense times. But it’s also a day to gorge yourself on goodies, sneak a snack in between meals, and loosen your belts while watching the big game. And you…

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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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What would Steve Madden do?

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Editor’s note: Today marks the anniversary of the passing of Steve Madden. In remembrance of his impact on so many lives, his friend, Travis Blanton, offered the following guest post. Today marks the third anniversary of losing my dear friend Steve Madden. In the time since he has passed I have asked myself on many occasions, “What would Madden do?” I often think what would he say of all the acrimony our process has been wrought with as of late. Well,…

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