Tag: Jacksonville Greyhound Racing

Drew WilsonAugust 31, 2018

Lobbying compensation reports are in for the second quarter, and the usual rankings have been shaken up among the state’s top-earning lobby firms. After several quarters leading the pack, Ballard Partners has slipped to second place in legislative lobbying compensation while Southern Strategy Group ascended to the top spot. It doesn’t hurt that the firm […]

Drew WilsonMay 31, 2018

The Mayernick Group surged into the top 10 list of highest-grossing lobbying firms after reeling in an estimated $1 million in lobbying compensation during the first quarter. Frank Mayernick, Tracy Mayernick, Rob Johnson and Katie Smith reported up to $1.12 million in legislative lobbying earnings during the quarter, which included the 2018 Legislative Session, and […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 8, 2016

Jacksonville looks poised to have more gaming options available, as a referendum to approve slot machines at bestbet Jacksonville was approved Tuesday night. With 410,879 votes counted, the measure was ahead 222,085 to 188,794 — a margin of 54 to 46 percent. The effort behind the referendum, funded by Jacksonville Greyhound Racing, had over $2 million […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 1, 2016

Another news cycle brings another financial milestone for “Families for Safety and Prosperity,” the political committee looking to bring slot machines to bestbet Jacksonville. Jacksonville Greyhound Racing put another $500,000 into the slots referendum marketing effort on Oct. 27, bringing its total contribution to $2 million. Of the $2 million, the committee has spent $1,725,751. Of that […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 28, 2016

In marketing a pro-slots referendum in historically conservative Duval County, resources matter … and Jacksonville Greyhound Racing is committing real money. In the most recent reporting period, encompassing dates from Oct. 15 to Oct. 21, the company gave $500,000 more to Families for Safety and Prosperity, the political committee organized to market the effort to permit slots to […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 21, 2016

“Families for Safety and Prosperity,” the state political committee organized to sell the Jacksonville referendum allowing slots at the bestbet location near Regency Mall, had a very good week between Oct. 8 and 14. A million-dollar week, to be exact. The pro-slots committee raised $1 million with two $500,000 checks from Jacksonville Greyhound Racing on Oct. 11 and […]


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