Tag: Lobbyist compensation reports
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Drew WilsonFebruary 28, 2018

Mike Haridopolos received an estimated $260,000 in lobbying compensation over the last three months of 2017 according to newly filed reports. Haridopolos’ solo firm lobbied before the Legislature on behalf of 23 clients in Q4 and was retained by 27 principals for executive branch lobbying during the same stretch. Haridopolos was a Republican member of […]

Drew WilsonFebruary 28, 2018

New lobbying compensation reports show Paul Hawkes was paid $130,000 by principals in the fourth quarter, for total earnings of $520,000 in 2017. Hawkes’ sole-proprietor shop represented 17 clients in the Legislature and 13 before the governor and Cabinet in Q4. Hawkes is also a lobbyist for Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, which pulled in  an estimated […]

Jim RosicaNovember 15, 2016

The latest lobbyist compensation reports may have readers think they’re seeing in triple vision. For the third quarter, the Top 5 earners in registered legislative lobbying, in order, were Ballard Partners, Ron Book, Southern Strategy Group, Capital City Consulting, and Greenberg Traurig. Look familiar? That’s because that was the same Top 5 for the second quarter, though in a […]

Jim RosicaJune 3, 2016

The Bryant Miller Olive law firm lost its appeal of a $50 fine for late-filing one of its lobbying compensation reports. The Florida Commission on Ethics made its decision to enforce the penalty at a Friday meeting. Commissioners, though, were split on whether to waive the fine. Some wondered why the firm was fighting a […]

Jim RosicaMay 16, 2016

Registered legislative lobbyists reported total median earnings of $36.4 million for the first three months of this year. The first-quarter results were posted by LobbyTools Legislative IQ on Monday. Once again, the top five earners come as no surprise: Ballard Partners, $2.4 million; Southern Strategy Group, $2.3 million; Ron Book, $2 million; Capital City Consulting, $1.5 […]

Jim RosicaFebruary 15, 2016

Ballard Partners, the Tallahassee-based firm with offices around the state, has repeated as the top paid legislative lobbying concern, reporting median compensation of $2,346,000 for the last quarter of 2015. The state released lobbying compensation data on Monday, with LobbyTools crunching the numbers. Ballard Partners, formed by Republican insider Brian Ballard, also came out on top […]

Drew WilsonNovember 16, 2015

The third quarter compensation report is in for big-time lobbying group Corcoran & Johnston, which reported an estimated $1.3 million in compensation from its 78 clients. The firm’s top client for the quarter running  July 1 to Sept. 30 was the University of South Florida Foundation, which paid $59,000 for representation before the Legislature, and […]


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