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Southern Strategy Group earns more than $2 million for legislative lobbying in Q2

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Southern Strategy Group remains one of the top government affairs firms in the Sunshine State. The Tallahassee-based firm reported second quarter median compensation of more than $2.1 million for its legislative services. Those median earnings mean the firm will once again be among the Top 3 earners in the state. Firms must file compensation reports each quarter, and the most recent reports were due Sunday. The reports list a firm’s clients, and typically include compensation ranges. One of the firm’s…

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Quorum — Tampa Bay’s not-too-political happy hour — returns tonight

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Quorum, the occasional not-too-political happy hour, returns to St. Petersburg Friday, April 15. As one of Tampa Bay’s premier casual networking events, Quorum features candidates, operatives, media and political enthusiasts of all stripes. The get-together will start with 5 p.m. hors d’oeuvres at its customary location: Cassis American Brasserie on Beach Drive. Sponsors of the first Quorum of 2016 – co-hosted by Michelle Todd and Peter Schorsch – are Alan Suskey, Laura Boehmer, Seth McKeel, David Shepp, Franco Ripple, Anthony…

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Once-controversial Florida Poly University gets expansion funds

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Now in its second year of operation the state’s newest university, Florida Polytechnic in Lakeland, will receive money in this year’s state budget for its second major academic building and funding for a new program. In the budget, and approved earlier by the Board of Governors, are $5 million for the preliminary preparation and construction of the Applied Research Center and $2.5 million for a program named the Enterprise Center to spur and aid in developing local technology startups. “Though…

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