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Lightning’s slow start dooms them against New Jersey in loss

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The Tampa Bay Lighting, off to a good start this season, have now stubbed their toes in back-to-back games. The Lightning dropped a 3-1 decision to the New Jersey Devils Saturday night, marking the first time all season the team has lost two in a row. Tampa Bay is now 5-3 on the season. Tampa Bay had 33 shots on goal, including six by forward Steven Stamkos. However, a third-period goal by Tyler Johnson was the only score the Bolts…

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Firms collect nearly $31 million in Legislature lobbying fees for Q3 2015

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Ballard Partners tops the compensation list for lobbying the Florida Legislature in the third quarter of 2015, bringing in $2.22 million, according to newly released compensation reports. Registered lobbying firms took in almost $32 million in fees — $31,775,000 to be (somewhat) exact — between July and September 2015 to represent clients in front of Florida lawmakers. In addition to Ballard — the only firm reporting over $2 million in compensation — three other companies cracked the $1 million mark: Ronald…

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Hillsborough PTC antes up, adds high-powered lobbyists for Uber battle

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Hillsborough County’s Public Transportation Commission is stepping up the legislative battle in Tallahassee against ridesharing technology firm Uber. On Monday, HCPTC head Kyle Cockream confirmed the retention of the high-powered and politically connected firm Capital City Consulting. CCC’s efforts are in addition the PTC’s main representatives, Corcoran & Johnston. The decision to expand the county lobbying team comes from a recently proposed bill that contains language that would negatively “impact the composition” of the PTC, according to Cockream. As an independent special district, a Special Act of the…

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