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Review shows that lobbyists earned at least $58 million last year

For the first time ever, there's a known price tag for influencing the Florida Legislature: at least $58 million. And counting.

Lobbyists reaped at least that amount last year -- and might have earned up to $38 million more, depending on how the numbers are figured -- from corporations, special-interest groups and cities and counties that wanted to influence the Legislature, according to an extensive review by The Miami Herald of newly required lobbyist disclosure forms. More here.