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Firms collect nearly $31 million in Legislature lobbying fees for Q3 2015

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Ballard Partners tops the compensation list for lobbying the Florida Legislature in the third quarter of 2015, bringing in $2.22 million, according to newly released compensation reports. Registered lobbying firms took in almost $32 million in fees — $31,775,000 to be (somewhat) exact — between July and September 2015 to represent clients in front of Florida lawmakers. In addition to Ballard — the only firm reporting over $2 million in compensation — three other companies cracked the $1 million mark: Ronald…

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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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