Tripp Scott takes in $160K in Q3 lobbying fees


The duo of James Scott and Edward Pozzuoli at Ft. Lauderdale-based firm Tripp Scott earned an estimated $160,000 for legislative and executive lobbying between July and September, according to recently submitted lobbyist compensation reports.

Of the four clients appearing on the firm’s ledgers, B & L Transportation and Charter Schools USA spent the most, paying within the range of $20,000-$29,000 each towards for both legislative and executive branch representation, accounting for an estimated total of some $100,000.

To top it off, big-time local interests Broward County and the North Broward Hospital District also contributed around $30,000 each to Tripp Scott for handling their Tallahassee business in Q3.

Each of the firm’s four clients spent an equal amount for separate legislative and executive efforts.

State law requires lobbying firms to submit compensation reports quarterly. They are permitted in most cases to simply report an approximate range of client compensation — e.g., $1-$9,999 — in lieu of the specific dollar amount.

Ryan Ray

Ryan Ray covers politics and public policy in North Florida and across the state. He has also worked as a legislative researcher and political campaign staffer. He can be reached at [email protected].


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