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Gov. Crist appoints Rep. Ronald Brisé and Jacksonville council member Arthur Graham to the Public Service Commission

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 19 2010

On July 15, 2010, Gov Crist appointed two African-Americans to fill vacancies on the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC

2011 legislative session ends late, mired in controversy

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 13 2011

The 2011 legislative session came to a close at 3:35 a.m. Saturday after a long night of political maneuvering by House and Senate leaders

Florida government and politics special edition: primary election results

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 25 2010

In the contest for the Republican nomination for governor, Rick Scott defeated Attorney General Bill McCollum

Outgoing Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Holly Benson announces candidacy for attorney general

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 2 2009

On October 29, 2009, former Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) Secretary Holly Benson, as expected, announced her entry into the 2010 Republican primary race for Florida attorney general

Significant growth management revisions passed through the budget process

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 13 2011

As part of the budget package, the House and Senate agreed to a significant revision of the state's growth management laws

Department of Economic Opportunity created out of a merger of state agencies

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 13 2011

Created out of a merger of the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development (OTTED), portions of the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), and portions of the Agency for Workforce Innovation (AWI), the Department of Economic Opportunity will be in place by October 1, 2011

Commercial insurance and workers' compensation reforms approved by the Legislature

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 13 2011

Following up on last year's deregulation of ratemaking for most forms of commercial insurance, H.B. 99 by Rep. Brad Drake deregulates additional forms of commercial insurance, which include general liability; nonresidential property; nonresidential multiperil; excess property; and burglary and theft

Legislature approves $69 billion budget, filling a nearly $4 billion deficit

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 13 2011

The Legislature approved a $69.7 billion budget for fiscal year 2011 2012, closing a nearly $4 billion budget deficit by reducing a number of areas that included education, health care, and state employee benefits

Senate moves union payroll deduction bill, angering unions

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
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  • March 21 2011

Sen John Thrasher obtained a narrow victory last Monday, when S.B. 830 was approved by a 5-4 vote

Two candidates for Florida Speaker of the House drop out, leaving Rep. Richard Corcoran as the likely Speaker for the 2017 2018 biennium

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 3 2011

The candidate pool for Speaker of the House in 2017 2018 narrowed by two on February 2, 2011, as Reps. Gaetz and Albritton withdrew from the race