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Easter and Passover as brought to you by these lobbyists and political associations

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Grab your bonnet, pull out the seersucker and get ready for a good-old-fashion Easter egg hunt. Americans are expected to spend about $18.4 billion on Easter this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey. That projection is 6 percent higher than last year’s record of $17.3 billion and marks an all-time high in the 14 years the national organization has conducted the survey. The increase in spending is likely due to how late the holiday falls on the…

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Debuting today: The Winter 2016 edition of INFLUENCE Magazine

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The latest issue of INFLUENCE Magazine is out. From the rise of legal-lobbying firms to the next generation of influencers and power brokers, the winter edition looks at all aspects of the governmental affairs industry. In recent years, major legal firms have emerged as major players in the government affairs industry. For the first time in a while, one of these firms (Greenberg Traurig) was in the Top 5 for compensation, while several others — such as GrayRobinson and Gunster — are…

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Personnel note: Capital City Consulting hires Andrew Ketchel

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Updated Thursday: Ketchel’s hiring has been announced in a news release. This post has been updated. Andrew Ketchel, a veteran of Gov. Rick Scott‘s administration, is joining Capital City Consulting, has learned. Ketchel’s first day will be Oct. 17. He most recently was legislative affairs director for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. His coming on board signals that CCC aims to be a player next session as the state continues to struggle with water use and conservation issues. Firm co-founder Nick Iarossi also wasted no…

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Meet Brittany Dover, one of the ’30 under 30′ rising stars of Florida politics

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Brittany Dover may be an up-and-comer on Tallahassee’s political track but isn’t too proud to live next door to her parents on the North Florida farm where she grew up. Dover, 28, has worked her way from the Republican Party of Florida, where she got her first break, to working in legislative affairs at the departments of Corrections and Environmental Protection, to her current job as lobbyist at Hopping, Green, & Sams. Her work in the capital’s influence industry shouldn’t come as…

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