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Community-based care liability bill moves ahead in the House

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 4 2011

Last Monday, H.B. 1019, by Rep. Scott Plakon, passed the Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee after significant pushback from children's advocates and trial attorneys

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

Legislature: Senate President Atwater recommends a December special legislative session on rail transportation

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 26 2009

After an October 19, 2009, meeting with federal officials, Florida Senate President Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach) recommended that the legislature convene a special session in December to address passenger rail issues

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

Legal and business task forces to assist in response to oil spill; tourism off in Panhandle

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 17 2010

During the May 11, 2010, meeting of the governor and cabinet, Gov. Crist announced that he would call the Legislature into a special session, probably during the week of May 24, in response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

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

Third-quarter existing home and condo sales continued to rise while prices appeared to stabilize

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 16 2009

In a November 10, 2009 report, Florida Realtors (formerly known as the Florida Association of Realtors) announced that sales of existing single-family homes in July September 2009 were 33 percent higher than sales in the third quarter of 2008

Florida Senate launches Medicaid reform proposal

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

On Tuesday night, Sen Joe Negron, Chair of the Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations, outlined the Senate's proposal to reform the state's Medicaid program

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

House Medicaid proposals scheduled for a first hearing

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 14 2011

Today, the House will be taking up its Medicaid reform proposal in draft form for the first time this session