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

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Whether it’s on a boat or at the beach, setting off fireworks or firing up the grill, Floridians are expected to kick off Fourth of July weekend in style. An estimated 2.3 million Floridians are expected to travel during the holiday weekend, part of a historic holiday travel weekend travel pattern, according to AAA – The Auto Club Group. The company forecasts an estimated 44.2 million Americans will travel between Friday and Tuesday. The group expects 2 million Floridians will…

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House panel OKs repeal of hospital regulation

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A bill that would end state oversight of hospital construction and expansion cleared its first House review panel on Thursday. The Select Committee on Affordable Healthcare Access OK’d the legislation (HB 437) 10-4 along party lines. The measure would repeal the “certificate of need” process that requires hospitals to show state regulators there’s a need in the community before they can build a new facility or expand an existing one. It also applies to adding specialty treatment programs, such as organ transplants. It…

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Congrats to Mark Delegal — the 2015 Tallymadness Champion

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After more than two weeks and more than a million votes cast, Mark Delegal is the 2015 TallyMadness Champion. He takes home a year’s worth of bragging rights and the prestigious Steve Madden award for his prodigious efforts. He joins a pantheon of TallyMadness immortals, such as  last year’s winner Jon Johnson, who graciously offered his congratulations. “I am excited to hear that Mark has joined me as a proud recipient of the Steve Madden award. It’s a chance to remember our late friend Steve, who…

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Mark Delegal, John Holley advance to TallyMadness championship

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After an absolute barn burner of a TallyMadness Final Four, the annual online voting contest to determine Tallahassee’s “best” lobbyist finally draws near its close. Our glorious grand finale: a matchup for all the marbles between Holland & Knight’s Mark Delegal and John Holley with Florida Power & Light. #3 seed Mark Delegal has lit up the virtual voting booth like no other candidate in this year’s tournament, amassing hundreds of thousands of votes on his way to victories of serious adversaries Marty Fiorentino, Andy Palmer,…

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Mark Delegal orchestrating another impressive push in TallyMadness

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#3 seed Mark Delegal is in late-round shape in the early going so far in TallyMadness ’15, putting up gaudy numbers in his Round of 64 matchup against #14 seed Albert Balido, who was selected by the bracket’s nominating committee for the first time this year. The favorite has not just jumped out to a lead of nearly 95 percent to 5 percent, but has organized a legion of voters that has garnered the Holland & Knight lobbyist almost 2,000 votes more than…

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