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Personnel note: Thomas Griffin joins Smith Bryan & Myers

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Thomas Griffin, a former chief of staff to state Sen. Rob Bradley, is joining Tallahassee’s Smith, Bryan & Myers lobbying firm. “Tom has earned a reputation as a trusted and respected voice with key stakeholders throughout Florida,” said Matt Bryan, the firm’s president. “We are excited to be growing our firm with up and coming bright minds like his.” Griffin previously served in both public and private government relations positions. He has worked extensively on issues related to health care,…

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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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Five firms vie to be next Pasco County lobbyist

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Five companies are under consideration to become the next Tallahassee lobbyist for Pasco County, with county commissioners asked to narrow the list down to three before scheduling oral presentations for Oct. 19. As reported by the Tampa Bay Times, two firms are from Tallahassee — Pittman Law Group and Public Affairs Consultants. The others are Smith, Bryan & Myers, The Advocacy Group of Cardenas Partners and Shawn Foster of the Trinity-based Sunrise Consulting Group. Pittman represents Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee, Port Orange,…

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Smith Bryan & Myers collects nearly $1 million in Q2 lobbying fees

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The up and coming firm Smith Bryan & Myers had itself a healthy second quarter this year, a legislative year so far defined by lawmakers — and lobbyists — spending a lot more time in Tallahassee than anyone thought was likely when 2015 began. According to estimates based on recently submitted compensation reports, SBM took home around $970,000 during the last reporting period, which ran from April 1 to June 30, $490,000 of that from 50 executive branch contracts and $475,000 from…

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