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Lobbyists, legislators push bills to the brink
[CITY Edition]
St. Petersburg Times - St. Petersburg, Fla.
Author: Morgan, Lucy
Date: Apr 3, 1993
Start Page: 5.B
Section: TAMPA BAY AND STATE
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Book, who lobbies for a number of clients in Dade and Broward counties, was but one of several thousand lobbyists jammed onto the fourth floor of the Capitol outside the House and Senate chambers, where legislators were spending their final day in regular session.

If all the lobbyists who were trying to sandwich amendments into bills as they passed each house had a good day, it will be months before most Floridians know just how good the day really was and for whom was good.

Every year, in the final hours of the legislative session, dozens of bills pass through the House and Senate on their way to becoming law. Many of them include amendments that are hundreds of pages long and have not been around long enough to be read by many people.

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