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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

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

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

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

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