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Memorial Day Weekend brought to you by these lobbyists and associations

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Summertime is here — well, almost. While Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces, the holiday also marks the unofficial start to summer. And for many people, that means it’s time to start thinking about summer vacation. More than 39.9 million Americans are expected to travel more than 50 miles away from home this Memorial Day, making one of the highest volume of travel since 2005, according to AAA – The Auto…

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Greenberg Traurig had another million-dollar quarter, compensation reports show

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The second quarter was another strong quarter for Greenberg Traurig, which reported earning more than $1 million between April 1 and June 30. The Tallahassee-based firm reported a median compensation of nearly $1.06 million for its work lobbying the Florida Legislature in the three-month period. The earnings mean the firm will likely once again be among the Top 5 earners in the state. “It’s an exciting time for Greenberg,” said Gus Corbella, the senior director of government law and policy.…

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Takeaways from Tallahassee – The “That Was Easy” edition

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Gov. Rick Scott gave a State of the State speech on Tuesday that was focused almost entirely on creating jobs and cutting taxes, boasting that Florida has added more than a million jobs since he took office. During Scott’s speech, there was, of course, the obligatory cheering and standing ovations. There was also “wooing.” At least, that’s how lobbyist Gus Corbella described it on Twitter. @GusCorbella: Wooing is never appropriate for the State of the State. This is a speech in the…

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Fred Karlinsky tapped to give Hurricane Cat Fund update

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As hurricane season gets underway, up-to-the-minute information on Florida’s Hurricane Catastrophe Fund is critical for both insurers and policyholders, which face massive damages in the event of a major storm. Fred Karlinsky, one of the top insurance lawyers in the nation, was again tapped to give the legislative update at the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund Annual Participating Insurers Workshop, held last week at the Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World. Karlinsky, an industry lobbyist and sought-after expert on insurance-related legislative…

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