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HomeAway signing tourist tax collection agreements

HomeAway, the vacation rental-home marketing company, is moving forward with efforts to collect tourist taxes from its home-sharing clients in …

Make no mistake, Florida’s recount results were historic

A 12-day recount process in Florida ultimately failed to change the outcome of three statewide races. But make no mistake, …

Madeline Pumariega leaving helm of Florida College System

Madeline Pumariega, the chancellor of the Florida College System since 2015, is leaving her position early next month. In a …

Matching funds gave boost to statewide winners

With candidates setting a record this year for pulling in matching funds, Florida taxpayers contributed $4.2 million to the winning …

Matt Caldwell concedes race for Agriculture Commissioner following recount

Republican candidate Matt Caldwell on Monday conceded the race for Agriculture Commissioner to Democratic opponent Nikki Fried. Caldwell was the last …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

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Third quarter brings Johnson & Blanton $1M-plus in lobbying pay

Johnson & Blanton earned an estimated $1.13 million in lobbying pay from their legislative and executive clients in the third …
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Lobby Up: Capitol Alliance Group lands high caliber high-speed rail client

New lobbying registrations show Capitol Alliance Group has inked a deal with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, a venture geared toward revolutionizing …

Pledging to be a ‘facilitator,’ Bill Galvano becomes Senate President

As expected — and scripted — the Florida Senate unanimously elected Bill Galvano as President of the GOP-controlled chamber for …

TECO’s Chuck Hinson reflects on 40 years in the lobbying game

Riddle me this: How is a lobbyist like playing a professional sports team? “You have a season, then you take …

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Just a few days ago, Republican candidate for Agriculture Commissioner Matt Caldwell told Florida Politics that he had “zero interest …