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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

Senate President Atwater and House Speaker Cretul say a December special legislative session is possible as commuter rail negotiations advance

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 30 2009

On November 25, 2009, Senate President Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach) and House Speaker Larry Cretul (R-Ocala) notified legislators that a special legislative session was likely, possibly beginning as soon as Thursday, December 3, 2009

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

Potential Lakeland high-speed rail stop criticized.

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

As Florida's federally funded high-speed rail project moves forward, a potential site in Lakeland at the campus of the University of South Florida (USF) Polytechnic is facing criticism

Seaport security and financing bills reported favorably by legislative committees

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

HB 283, by Rep Dana Young, which amends a number of provisions related to seaport security, received its first favorable vote last week

Transportation: President Obama announces $1.25 billion federal award for high-speed rail

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 1 2010

At an appearance in Tampa on January 28, 2010, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced that Florida would receive a grant of $1.25 billion to support a proposed high-speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando

Lakeland city commission endorses Clark Road high-speed rail stop

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

Lakeland city commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing a high-speed rail stop at Clark Road, near the western end of the Polk Parkway

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

Automotive insurance fraud bill voted out favorably by House Insurance Committee

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

On Wednesday, the House Insurance and Banking Committee voted out H.B. 967, which contains a number of policies designed to fight auto insurance personal injury protection (PIP) fraud

Governor Charlie Crist urges legislative leaders to call December special session

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 9 2009

On November 5, 2009, Gov. Crist urged legislative leaders to call a special session in December to address commuter rail issues