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Personnel note: Sharon Trost joins Anfield Consulting

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Sharon Trost, a registered professional geologist and certified land use planner, has joined Tallahassee’s Anfield Consulting public affairs firm. The firm announced the hire this week; Trost joined the team Sept. 12. “Sharon is widely recognized for her energy, tenacity, and passion when it comes to water issues,” said Albert Balido, founder of Anfield Consulting—commonly referred to as “the water guys” around the Capitol. “In a year when we expect water policy and the Everglades to once again dominate much of the legislative conversation, Sharon’s experience…

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Labor Day Weekend, brought to you by these Florida lobbyists and political organizations

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Amid the parades and barbecues the meaning of Labor Day often gets lost on contemporary Americans, particularly in Florida, where unions scarcely carry political or cultural clout outside of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. But as we celebrate the holiday, let’s take a moment to honor those who persevered through both dangerous working conditions and violent hostility from robber barons and Pinkerton agents in order to bring us the abolition of child labor, the minimum wage, and the 40-hour work week —…

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Anfield Consulting takes in $560K in Q2 lobbying fees

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Anfield Consulting collected $560,000 last reporting quarter, according to estimates based on recently submitted compensation reports. The team of Frank Bernardino, Edgar Fernandez, Lee Killinger and Albert Balido managed a profitable portfolio of 87 contracts that was heavy on the legislative side of the ledger. Some $405,000 of its earnings came from work with state lawmakers, and the remaining $155,000 stemming from executive agency lobbying. The firm’s single biggest contract was with engineering and business consultancy Parsons Brinckerhoff, which each paid Anfield between $30,000-$39,999 in legislative…

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Personnel note: Anfield Consulting adds environmental policy pro Pepper Uchino

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Tallahassee-based boutique public affairs firm Anfield Consulting has announced the addition of environmental policy authority Pepper Uchino. As a policy expert for the Florida Legislature, Uchino’s work in the Senate touched on nearly every aspect of Florida’s environmental policy. Among his various roles included director of governmental affairs for The Trust for Public Land and a legislative attorney for the Senate Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation, as well as for the Select Committee on Inland Waters. Most recently, Uchino…

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Midway through 2015 Session, Florida Justice Association emerging as early winner

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Who would have guessed on primary night 2014 that the Florida Justice Association would look so formidable at halftime of this year’s legislative session? After playing and losing in a handful of Republican primaries that night, the FJA continued to take a political battering last cycle. They doubled down on Charlie Crist‘s close-but-no-cigar challenge to Rick Scott, Amendment 2 failed to garner the 60 percent of the vote necessary to become enshrined in the state Constitution and six largely lawyer-friendly House…

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Mark Delegal orchestrating another impressive push in TallyMadness

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#3 seed Mark Delegal is in late-round shape in the early going so far in TallyMadness ’15, putting up gaudy numbers in his Round of 64 matchup against #14 seed Albert Balido, who was selected by the bracket’s nominating committee for the first time this year. The favorite has not just jumped out to a lead of nearly 95 percent to 5 percent, but has organized a legion of voters that has garnered the Holland & Knight lobbyist almost 2,000 votes more than…

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Bills to alter tobacco settlements referred to committees

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A smoldering battle in the Florida Legislature affecting the manner in which four major tobacco firms will have to pay up more than 4,000 claimants has taken an early step toward its climax: bills by state Sen. Garrett Richter and state Rep. David Santiago have escaped the session slush pile and been referred to committees in both chambers. The proposal’s original version, Richter’s SB 978, will face just two committee stops: Judiciary and Rules. The House companion sponsored by Santiago will also forgo the…

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