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Lobbyist Doug Bell leaves Buchanan Ingersoll for Metz Husband Daughton

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Metz Husband & Daughton is adding lobbyist Doug Bell to its team of Tallahassee-based government consultants. “With many years of in-depth experience focusing on government affairs and administrative law, and specializing in a myriad of areas, including insurance and health care, we know Doug is uniquely positioned to help our clients achieve their legislative goals,” said MHD President Jim Daughton. “Doug comes to our team with many accolades and great distinction, and we are excited for him to join our…

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Chris Sprowls leaves state prosecutor’s office for private practice

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Chris Sprowls is hanging up his hat as a prosecutor. The 32-year-old Palm Harbor Republican expected to serve as Speaker of the Florida House said he had joined the firm of Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney. The decision marks the end of a seven-year career with the State Attorney’s Office for the Sixth Judicial Circuit. “We’re going to miss him,” said State Attorney Bernie McCabe. Sprowls, whose last day was July 8, said he decided to make the leap because he wanted to…

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RSA Consulting, Alan Suskey likely to be next PSTA lobbyists

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A committee for the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority has recommended that RSA Consulting Group become the next state lobbyist for the county’s bus system. But the proposed deal comes with a string attached: Lobbyist Alan Suskey must be part of the contract. For the two — RSA and Suskey — the PSTA will pay up to $7,500 a month or no more than $90,000 annually. The contract will last for three years and will have two one-year extensions. The proposed contract is expected to…

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