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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

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: legislative leaders express doubts about the July special legislative session on offshore drilling but plan for another special session later in the year

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

A special session of the Florida Legislature is scheduled to begin on July 20, 2010

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

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

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

Gov. Scott signs education reform bill

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 28 2011

On Thursday, Gov Scott signed SB 736, the education reform bill that substantially revises laws governing teacher contracts, evaluations, and compensation

Major political fundraiser accused of operating Ponzi scheme

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 9 2009

The announcement that a major political fundraiser was under investigation for operating a Ponzi scheme left politicians from both parties scrambling to identify and return possibly tainted contributions