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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

U.S. attorney files civil suit against political fundraiser Scott Rothstein, alleging massive Ponzi scheme

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

On November 9, 2009, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida filed a civil complaint against Fort Lauderdale attorney Scott Rothstein, alleging that he was responsible for a massive Ponzi scheme in which he is alleged to have sold shares in fictitious structured settlements

Budget discussions stall while the end of the regular session looms

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 25 2011

With only two weeks remaining in the 2011 regular session, House and Senate leaders have not yet reached agreement on the broad spending parameters of the budget, otherwise known as "allocations."

Newly-elected Congressman David Rivera continues to face ethics scrutiny for alleged violations of state and federal law

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

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Federal Elections Commission are reportedly conducting ongoing investigations into alleged violations of federal and state law, including a failure to disclose nearly $130,000 in loans from a company owned by Mr. Rivera's mother

Senate property insurance bill encounters further delays in committee

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

SB 408, by Sen Garrett Richter, was once again delayed from reaching a final vote in committee

Florida returns funds designated for implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 8 2011

Shortly after US District Court Judge Vinson's ruling last week finding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) unconstitutional, Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty rescinded acceptance of a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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

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

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

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