First-quarter lobbying compensation reports hit new highs, though recession looms

Coming in third was Capital City Consulting, which posted median earnings of $3.6 million — $2.1 million through legislative lobbying and $1.5 million through executive lobbying.

The No. 3 firm provides a third example of year-over-year growth at the top end of the Tallahassee lobbying world. In 2019, CCC earned about $3.12 million a quarter. The Q1 estimate beats last year’s average by more than 15%.

Nick IarossiRon LaFace and the rest of the CCC team may have earned as much as $5.1 million last quarter if their clients trended toward the high end of their reported ranges. At minimum, the firm collected $2.1 million from its clients during the Legislative Session.

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