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Gunster takes in $470K in Q2 lobbying fees

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Gunster Yoakley & Stewart’s Tallahassee governmental affairs practice hauled in an estimated $470,000 in consulting fees in the second quarter of 2015, according to recently submitted lobbyist compensation reports. In its first quarter since adding veteran influencer Cameron Yarbrough to =its roster, Gunster managed 38 executive lobbying clients who paid a total of approximately $110,000 along with 33 legislative clients who accounted for $360,000. Washington-based employment services giants TrueBlue, Inc., stood alone as Gunster’s client with the biggest invoice at between $40,000-$49,999 for…

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The latest on five legislative food fights

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Where things stand on a number of “legislative food fights” is a complicated question in today’s adversarial climate at the Capitol. The $4 billion chasm between the House and Senate budget proposals is casting a shadow on every corner of legislative business, both appropriations and policy measures. “Bill aren’t just dying; they’re being massacred,” state Rep. Frank Artiles told this reporter in line at a Shell station on Monroe Street in Tallahassee Saturday evening. Nonetheless, the show must go on in the…

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Optometrists, contact lens retailers fight battle along blurred lines

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Editor’s Note: As the 2015 Legislative Session approaches, FloridaPolitics.com is reporting on several “legislative food fights” likely to break out during the annual lawmaking period. These food fights don’t always make the front page of the Tampa Bay Times, but they are the kind of industry vs. industry or intra-industry turfbattles that drive Tallahassee — and expand the economics for state lobbyists. The first profile focused on an expected scrum between Big Tobacco and trial lawyers, a second story focused on the tax exemption on jet fuel purchases,…

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