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Trial bar admits responsibility for racially tinged mailer in Senate special election

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 28 2009

One of the mysteries of the recent Republican primary in the Senate District 8 special election was the source of a mailing that appeared to rely on racist stereotypes

Utilities regulation: ethical issues create turmoil at the Florida Public Service Commission

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 14 2009

Questions regarding contacts between Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) staff members and representatives of regulated utilities have created a chaotic situation for the regulatory agency

Governor Charlie Crist and Seminole Tribe agree on new gaming compact

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 8 2009

On August 31, 2009, Gov. Charlie Crist on behalf of the state signed a gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida

Economy and state budget: shortfalls expected to continue for next three years

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 8 2009

The Florida Legislature's Office of Economic and Demographic Research presented its long-range fiscal outlook to the Legislative Budget Commission on September 3, 2009

Politics: state Senate special election appears to be close

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 8 2009

The special election for the state Senate District 8 seat formerly held by the late state Sen. James E. “Jim” King, Jr. appears to be a close race between former state House Speaker John Thrasher (R-St. Augustine) and anti-tax activist Dan Quiggle (R-Ponte Vedra Beach

Legislature: October special session unlikely

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 14 2009

Senate President Atwater has announced that a special session of the Legislature to address the new Seminole Tribe gaming compact in October 2009 is "highly unlikely"

Florida unemployment rate drops slightly to 10.7 percent

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 21 2009

Florida's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August 2009 was 10.7 percent, according to a statement released by the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation on September 18, 2009

Broward County commissioner and other officials arrested for fraud and money laundering

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 28 2009

On September 23, 2009, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Jeffrey H. Sloman announced the arrest of one Broward County commissioner, one Broward school board member, one former Miramar City commissioner, and two others in a corruption sting involving fraud, extortion, money laundering, and bribery

Senate President revises committee membership

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 5 2009

On October 2, 2009, Senate President Jeff Atwater revised the membership of several Senate committees

Governor Charlie Crist appoints two new members to Public Service Commission, declining opportunity to reappoint two current commissioners

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 5 2009

On October 1, 2009, Gov. Crist appointed two new members to the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC), effective January 1, 2010