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Personnel note: Erik Kirk joins lobbying firm PooleMcKinley

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Veteran government relations consultant Erik Kirk has joined PooleMcKinley, a government and business consulting firm. “Erik has gained the respect of all those he has worked with through the years, whether they be his colleagues or his clients,” Will McKinley said. “He is well-known for delivering an unmatched level of service and providing in-depth insight to clients seeking expanded relationships with Florida government.” He founded his own company, Kirk Consulting Group, in 2003, specializing in agency operations. “Having built a successful…

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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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Labor Day Weekend, brought to you by these Florida lobbyists and political organizations

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Amid the parades and barbecues the meaning of Labor Day often gets lost on contemporary Americans, particularly in Florida, where unions scarcely carry political or cultural clout outside of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. But as we celebrate the holiday, let’s take a moment to honor those who persevered through both dangerous working conditions and violent hostility from robber barons and Pinkerton agents in order to bring us the abolition of child labor, the minimum wage, and the 40-hour work week —…

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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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