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Jones Walker pulls down $260K in Q2 lobbying fees

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New Orleans-based law firm Jones Walker is continuing its push into the Tallahassee influence industry, racking up an estimated $260,000 in second-quarter consulting fees, according to recently submitted compensation reports. Lobbyists Marc Dunbar, Emily Buckley, Chris Moya and Daniel Russell held down the fort during Q2, managing a client list that was heavy on vice industries. The Seminole Tribe of Florida accounted for the single-biggest invoices between April 1 and June 30, spending some $50,000 for JW’s influence services both legislative and executive.…

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Epilogue: Lawmakers hit new low in number of bills passed

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Friday morning lobbyist Ron Watson was preparing reports for clients whose interests he represents before the Florida Legislature. The curtains close officially on the 2015 regular session Friday, but for all intents and purposes, it ended Tuesday with the House and Senate exchanging insults and the House adjourning with no state budget in place for the fiscal year beginning in July. “In the latest episode of As Tallahassee Turns,” Watson joked, citing the opening line of the dispatch he’s sending clients.…

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Marco Rubio to hold breakfast fundraiser Tuesday in Tallahassee

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio returns to his old stomping grounds – Tallahassee – for a Rubio Victory PAC breakfast fundraising reception today for the prospective 2016 presidential candidate. Rubio will have “something important” to say in a few days, on April 13. The $1,000-a-plate general reception begins 8:30 a.m. at the Governors Club Plantation Room, 202 S. Adams Street in Tallahassee. There will also be a VIP meet-and-greet at 8 a.m. A place as co-host is $2,500 per person; a spot on the…

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