Another in the growing list of small or one-man lobbying shops is Chip Case‘s solo practice, Jefferson Monroe. Another thing that’s growing: its client lists. According to recently released lobbying compensation reports, the firm took in an estimated $70,000 between April 1 and June 30 — not bad for three months’ work.
Without a doubt the anchor of the Case’s client list was a pair of healthcare interests, Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida, who contributed as much as $19,999 to Jefferson Monroe’s coffers for legislative work, and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, which pitched in up to $9,999 for legislative and the same amount for executive branch representation for an estimated total of $10,000 altogether.
Case also substantial compensation from Florida Power & Light, U.S. Sugar and Learning.com, each among Jefferson Monroe’s 19-client legislative roster. Each group paid up to $9,999 in fees in Q2 for his troubles.
The aforementioned FPL as well as Florida Independent Pharmacy Network, Smart Horizons Online, EZPAWN Florida and Association Capital Resources ponied up for up to $9,999 each for executive compensation for influence work done on the Capitol’s plaza level as well as in the labyrinthine network of state governmental administrative buildings around Tallahassee. Together, their contracts with Jefferson Monroe were worth an estimated $25,000 this spring and early summer.
Lobbying firms are require by Florida statute to file quarterly compensation reports. In most cases, they are allowed to simply report a range — e.g. $10,000-$19,999 — in lieu of the specific amount.