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Bryant Miller Olive collects $145K in Q2 lobbying fees

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Bryant Miller Olive’s lobbying practice took in an estimated $145,000 between April 1 and June 30, according to recently submitted compensation reports.

The firm’s Q2 ledger books are skewed toward executive agency lobbying, a rarity among Tallahassee governmental relations firms. Executive lobbying accounted for $95,000 last quarter, with the remaining $50,000 coming from work among Florida lawmakers.

Falls Church, VA-based software firm Computer Sciences Corp. was by far and away BMO’s highest-paying client. The company tendered between $30,000-$39,999 for executive branch lobbying and up to $9,999 for legislative work, for a total of some $40,000 all told.

Telecoms giant AT&T and Inova Consulting Group each ponied up an estimated $20,000 for services from the firm during the second quarter of 2015, good for an estimated tie at the number two slot.

Other significant clients included Better Senior Living Consulting ($20,000), Florida Association of Restoration Specialists ($20,000), Applications Software Technology Corp. ($15,000) and  CanDo Tech Consulting ($10,000).

State law requires lobbying firms to submit compensation reports quarterly. They are permitted in most cases to simply report an approximate range of client compensation — e.g., $1-$9,999 — in lieu of the specific dollar amount.

Ryan Ray writes about campaigns and public policy in Tampa Bay and across the state. A contributor to FloridaPolitics.com and before that, The Florida Squeeze, he covers the Legislature as a member of the Florida Capitol Press Corps and has worked as a staffer on several campaigns. He can be reached at ryan@floridapolitics.com.

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