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2016 Legislative Food Fights: Seminole Compact faces skeptical Legislature

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The back-and-forth and backroom dealing is over, and lawmakers soon will publicly comb through the new blackjack deal between the state and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The 63-page document revived the old joke around the Capitol: It contains something for everyone … to hate. And that means the tribe’s lobbyists will be working double-time to get some version of it through The Process.  Last year’s lobby team kept a relatively low profile: Emily Buckley, Gus Corbella, Hayden and Angela Dempsey, Fred Dickinson, Charles…

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PooleMcKinley pulls in $575k in lobbying compensation for Q2

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PooleMcKinley’s six-strong team of influence professionals put together a nice haul during the second quarter of 2015: according to just-released records from the state’s lobbying registry, the firm took in an estimated $575,000 between April 1 and June 30. Their 37 legislative and 38 executive clients combined to compensate the firm, led by senior partner Van Poole, to the tune of some $290,000 and $285,000 respectively. The firm’s highest-paying client was Motion Picture Association of America, the trade association for…

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