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Significant growth management revisions passed through the budget process

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
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  • 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

Legislature approves $69 billion budget, filling a nearly $4 billion deficit

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

The Legislature approved a $69.7 billion budget for fiscal year 2011 2012, closing a nearly $4 billion budget deficit by reducing a number of areas that included education, health care, and state employee benefits

Legislative committees consider constitutional amendments to address the “recapture rule” and lower the non-homestead assessment cap

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 18 2011

On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Senate Joint Resolution 658 by Sen. Mike Fasano

House unveils its draft budget proposal, reducing the state budget to $66 billion and cutting more than 5,000 state positions

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

On Friday, the House unveiled its draft General Appropriations Act and related conforming and implementing bills, reducing the state budget by nearly $4 billion as compared to last year, and reducing state full-time equivalents (including numerous vacant positions) by more than 5,000 positions

Miami-Dade grand jury recommends changes to increase sales tax collection compliance

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

Last week, a Miami-Dade grand jury proposed a number of recommendations to increase the state's sales tax collections

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

Significant unemployment compensation reform headed for a hearing in the Senate

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

Sen Nancy Detert has filed S.B. 728, which expands the bases for disqualification from receiving benefits, requires claimants to prove their activities in seeking work, and raises the maximum tax rate to 6.4 percent (retroactive to January 1, 2011

Gov. Scott releases additional proposed budget details, aiming to cut spending by $5 billion

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

While Gov. Scott's proposed budget will not be fully revealed until 4:00 p.m. today, the governor provided additional details last week regarding the broad outlines of his proposal

Florida Constitution: Florida Supreme Court removes three proposed amendments from the general election ballot

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 7 2010

In a series of opinions issued on August 31, 2010, the Supreme Court of Florida removed from the November general election ballot three amendments to the Florida Constitution that had been proposed by the Legislature and allowed two amendments that had been proposed by petition to remain on the ballot

State budget: as major initiatives fall, House and Senate close in on a final budget agreement

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 26 2010

House and Senate budget negotiators worked through the weekend of April 24 - 25, 2010 in an effort to conclude budget negotiations in time for the 2010 regular session of the Florida Legislature to end without needing an extended or special session