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Former House Speaker Ray Sansom resigns from legislature

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 22 2010

Former House Speaker Ray Sansom (R-Destin) resigned from the Florida Legislature on February 21, 2010, less than 24 hours before the House Select Committee on Standards of Official Conduct was scheduled to begin its adjudicatory hearing on ethics complaints against him

State budget: Governor Crist proposes $69.2 billion budget for 2010 2011

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 1 2010

On January 29, 2010, Gov. Crist released his proposed $69.2-billion state budget for the 2010 2011 fiscal year

Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of Oxycontin, offers to fund startup of prescription drug database

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 14 2011

On Wednesday, Purdue Pharma offered the state $1 million over two years to start up the state's stalled prescription drug database

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

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

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 19 2010

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

Two department secretaries resign

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 9 2010

Two heads of state agencies have announced their decisions to resign

Utility regulation: Senate committee passes Public Service Committee ethics legislation; joint committee seeks applicants for public counsel

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 8 2010

On February 2, 2010, the Senate Committee on Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities passed legislation that would bar Public Service Committee (PSC) staff members from engaging in ex parte discussions of issues before the PSC and impose a broad two-year lobbying ban on former commissioners and staff members

Legislature: Senate President Atwater recommends a December special legislative session on rail transportation

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 26 2009

After an October 19, 2009, meeting with federal officials, Florida Senate President Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach) recommended that the legislature convene a special session in December to address passenger rail issues

Third-quarter existing home and condo sales continued to rise while prices appeared to stabilize

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 16 2009

In a November 10, 2009 report, Florida Realtors (formerly known as the Florida Association of Realtors) announced that sales of existing single-family homes in July September 2009 were 33 percent higher than sales in the third quarter of 2008

Florida Senate launches Medicaid reform proposal

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

On Tuesday night, Sen Joe Negron, Chair of the Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations, outlined the Senate's proposal to reform the state's Medicaid program