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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

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

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

2011 legislative session ends late, mired in controversy

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

Gov. Scott releases first budget, slashes state spending

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 15 2011

Last week, Gov Scott formally introduced his proposed budget for the upcoming 2011 - 2012 and 2012 - 2013 fiscal years

State Senator John Thrasher elected chairman of the Republican Party of Florida

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

On February 20, 2010, the executive committee of the Republican Party of Florida elected Sen. John Thrasher (R-Jacksonville) party chairman, replacing Jim Greer of Orange County, who was forced to resign over questions about his stewardship of party funds

Governmental reorganization: legislative committees consider proposals to break up the Department of Management Services and reorganize the Department of Health

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

On March 17, 2010, the Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee approved a bill, CSSB 1238 by Sen. Jeremy Ring (D-Margate), that would dissolve the Department of Management Services and distribute its functions among several existing agencies