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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

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

House and Senate committees gather input on teacher quality in preparation for reform legislation

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

House and Senate education committees this week gathered input from stakeholders regarding reforms to teacher contracts, pay, evaluations, and training

Governor Rick Scott rejects federal high-speed rail funds; Senate President Mike Haridopolos offers support while a coalition of senators protests

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

In a surprise move with as little as a five-minute notice to key lawmakers, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday rejected the nearly $2.4 billion allotted by the federal government to Florida for high-speed rail

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

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

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

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

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