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Price of sway in capital: $200-mil



TALLAHASSEE - How much money do Florida lobbyists collect from businesses seeking political influence in the state capital? Thanks to new disclosure requirements, that question can be answered for the first time: Last year, lobbyists collected at least $200-million. More here.

Think the legislature made it easy for the public to review lobbying expenditures? Think again. See here for more.

Lobbyists may be barred from buying lawmakers a cup of coffee, but a gaping loophole lets them fund state party junkets. See here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:31pm]


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