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Republican Party of Florida audit triggers investigation of former party Chair
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2010

Responding to an internal Republican Party of Florida audit, Attorney General Bill McCollum announced on March 31, 2010, that former party Chair Jim Greer was the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation


Legislature poised to begin conference committee negotiations to resolve budget differences
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2010

In a work week shortened by the Passover and Easter holidays, the Florida House and Senate passed their respective budget plans on March 31 and April 1, 2010


Senate passes bill to break up the Department of Management Services
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2010

On March 31, 2010, the Senate passed SB 1238 by Sen. Jeremy Ring (R-Margate) that would break up the Department of Management Services and reorganize the state's personnel and procurement functions


Legislative negotiators reach agreement with Seminole Tribe on gaming compact
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2010

On April 2, 2010, House Select Committee on Seminole Indian Compact Review Chair Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) announced that legislative negotiators had reached an agreement with the Seminole Tribe of Florida on a five-year, $1.5-billion gaming compact


Marco Rubio raises $3.6 million for his U.S. Senate campaign in the first quarter; Gov. Crist denies rumors of an independent run
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2010

Former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio (R-Miami) reported that he has raised $3.6 million in the first quarter of 2010 for his U.S. Senate campaign


Another Florida property insurance insolvency announced; Gov. Crist threatens to veto property insurance legislation
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2010

On April 7, 2010, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation declared Northern Capital Insurance Company, a Florida-based property insurer, to be "insolvent and in hazardous financial condition."


Public Service Commission reorganization continues to move in the House but faces Senate opposition
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2010

On April 9, 2010, the House Full Appropriations Council passed HB 7209, Rep. Steve Precourt's (R-Orlando) proposal to restructure the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC


Education reform package passes both chambers
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2010

On April 8 and 9, 2010, the Florida House passed a series of public education proposals that had passed the Senate earlier in the legislative session


Senate hears bill to ratify new Seminole gaming compact
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2010

Moving to implement the latest version of a gaming compact between the state and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the full Senate took up SB 622 by Sen. Dennis L. Jones (R-Seminole) for second reading on April 8, 2010


Florida unemployment rose in December, broadening the gap between the state and national jobless rates
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2010

Florida's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the month of December 2009 was 11.8 percent, according to information released by the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation on January 22, 2010