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Independence Day Weekend brought to you by these lobbyists and political associations

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Whether it’s at the ballpark or the beach, setting off fireworks or firing up the grill, Floridians will celebrate the July 4th holiday in style. The National Retail Federation predicts Americans will spend $71.34 per household on average on food for barbecues. The organization — which has conducted its annual Independence Day survey since 2003 — estimates 65 percent of Americans plan to attend a cookout, barbecue or picnic this holiday weekend. Hosting the barbecue this weekend? Then you better stock up…

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Meet Taylor Nix Hatch, one of the ’30 under 30′ rising stars of Florida politics

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Friends say Taylor Nix Hatch personifies enthusiasm, which isn’t surprising since she was a cheerleader at Florida State University. The 28-year-old now is director of legislative affairs, or top in-house lobbyist, for the Department of Management Services, the state’s real estate manager. Before that, she was the deputy legislative affairs director at the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. And before joining the state, Hatch “worked for a private firm where she consulted with a variety of Fortune 500 clients, directly providing counsel on…

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Guy Spearman’s shop takes home $630K in second-quarter lobbying fees

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With just two lobbyists in the Cocoa, Fla.-based shop, Spearman Management brought in an estimated $630,000 in governmental consulting fees between April 1 and June 30, according to recently submitted compensation reports. Lobbyist Erin Hellkemp joined firm owner Guy Spearman, III to earn some $370,000 in legislative lobbying fees and $260,000 in executive branch lobbying fees. Altria Client Services and Anheuser-Busch stood alone at the top of the firm’s balance sheets for Q2 — the companies spent between $60,000-$78,998 each for representation in both aspects…

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