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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

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

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

Firearm bills passed out of the legislature

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

A number of bills relating to gun ownership passed the Senate along nearly party-line votes last week after debates by members in both chambers

Budget conference fast tracked, but major issues remain.

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

The Legislature convened in conference on the budget on Wednesday after accusations earlier in the week regarding gamesmanship by members of both chambers

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

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

Governor Scott appoints Department of Transportation Secretary

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

Last Monday, Governor Rick Scott appointed Ananth Prasad as the new Secretary of the Department of Transportation

Budget discussions stall while the end of the regular session looms

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

With only two weeks remaining in the 2011 regular session, House and Senate leaders have not yet reached agreement on the broad spending parameters of the budget, otherwise known as "allocations."

Senate idles while House moves ahead on key proposals

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

Last week, the Senate did not convene committee meetings or floor time in observance of Passover and Easter