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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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Memorial Day is brought to you by these lobbyists, associations and, of course, Publix

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Summertime is here — well, unofficially. 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 of summer. That means baseball games and cookouts; road trips to the state’s theme parks; and a plethora of tourists visiting restaurants, beaches and hotels. More than 38 million travelers were expected to travel this holiday weekend, according to the AAA 2016 Memorial Day travel forecast. The motor group estimated…

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Florida Cabinet, GOP leaders to turn out for Jeb Bush fundraiser Thursday evening

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Several high-profile Florida Republicans, including all three members of the Florida Cabinet, are lending their support this week to raise money for the presidential campaign of former Gov. Jeb Bush. Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, Attorney General Pam Bondi and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam have been named honorary co-chairs of a $2,700 per person fundraiser scheduled for Thursday evening. The location of the event, which is set to begin at 7:30 p.m., will be provided upon RSVP. According to the invite,…

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Southern Strategy Group already at more than $7 million in 2015 lobbying fees

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As Southern Strategy Group grows its empire around the country, it continued to post gaudy lobbying figures in Tallahassee: The firm collected an estimated $3.1 million in consulting fees last quarter, according to a compensation report submitted Friday. SSG took in some $2.3 million from 241 legislative lobbying clients and reported $800,000 in fees from 242 executive branch contracts. The highest-paying contracts during the period between the April 1-June 30 were with Miami-based nursery and Charlotte’s Web license hopeful Costa…

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Southern Strategy Group adds another appropriations chairman — this time in Georgia

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Last year, Southern Strategy Group picked up former Florida House Appropriations Chairman Seth McKeel, and he has been busily building a powerful lobbying presence in the lucrative Tampa Bay market. SSG’s Georgia office apparently took note, because this week its Atlanta-based office announced it is hiring longtime Georgia lawmaker and former House Appropriations Chairman Ben Harbin. After serving 21 years, Harbin is stepping down from his seat in the Georgia Legislature to take a job with the South’s largest network of lobbying offices.…

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