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Education Commissioner resigns; state education board chair alleges Governor Rick Scott forced resignation

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

On Monday last week, Education Commissioner Eric Smith informed the members of the State Board of Education that he will resign his office effective June 10

Significant growth management revisions passed through the budget process

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 13 2011

As part of the budget package, the House and Senate agreed to a significant revision of the state's growth management laws

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

Texas Representative advocates prison reform before Senate Criminal Justice Committees

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

Texas Rep. Jerry Madden advocated for prison reform before a joint meeting of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee and Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations Subcommittee on Monday

Gov. Scott proposes restructuring the Department of Commerce

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

On Thursday, Gov. Scott unveiled a proposal to recreate the Department of Commerce

Department of Economic Opportunity created out of a merger of state agencies

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 13 2011

Created out of a merger of the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development (OTTED), portions of the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), and portions of the Agency for Workforce Innovation (AWI), the Department of Economic Opportunity will be in place by October 1, 2011

Rep. Frank Artiles fined for living outside of his Miami district

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

Freshman Rep. Artiles, elected to represent District 119 last November, has admitted that he does not live in his district, potentially subjecting him to fines for every day he has lived outside of his district

House appoints Redistricting Committee members and convenes first meetings

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

Last Monday, Speaker of the House Dean Cannon appointed members of the House Redistricting Committees and Subcommittees, appointing Speaker-Designate Will Weatherford as the chair of the committee

Governor Scott rescinds 154 appointees recommended by former Governor Crist

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

Last Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott withdrew the nominations of 154 appointees submitted by former Gov. Charlie Crist, none of whom had been confirmed by the Senate

House and Senate leaders indicate that the budget deficit for the upcoming fiscal year is approaching $5 billion

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

The increase from the previous estimate of $3.6 billion is due in large part to an increase to the state's "rainy day" funds in order to preserve the state's credit rating