Hillsborough Aviation Authority considering hiring lobbyists for $250K

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The Hillsborough Aviation Authority may getting new lobbyists in Tallahassee and Washington, under the authority’s budget proposal for the coming year. The Tampa Tribune reports via The News Service of Florida that the 2012 budget the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority board will vote on next month would provide $250,000 for “consultants” who would lobby for airport interests in Washington and Tallahassee.

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