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Gov. Crist vetoes two agriculture bills supported by legislative leadership and threatens to veto budget projects
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2010

On May 15, 2010, Gov Crist vetoed two agriculture bills that were major priorities for legislative leaders, including Senate Ways and Means Chair JD Alexander (R-Lake Wales


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


Oil Spill: Legislative opinion divided on Governor Charlie Crist's plans for a special session
  • 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


Economy: Florida home sales rise while the foreclosure rate declines
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2010

On May 11, 2010, Florida Realtors reported that existing home sales in Florida during the first quarter of 2010 were 24 percent higher than during the same period in 2009


Tampa selected to host 2012 Republican National Convention
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2010

On May 12, 2010, Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele announced that the 2010 Republican National Convention would be held at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, with convention events occurring throughout the Tampa Bay area


Polls show Gov. Crist leading in the race for US Senate, while the gubernatorial contest gets more complicated
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2010

Two new polls show Gov. Crist, the no-party-affiliation candidate for U.S. Senate, leading both his Republican opponent, former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio (R-Miami), and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-17th Congressional District


Abortion language could produce veto of Agency for Health Care Administration Bill
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2010

A controversial abortion provision added late in the legislative session could lead to a veto of a bill intended to streamline the Agency for Health Care Administration's (AHCA) regulation of health care facilities


Several major reform proposals fail in final days of legislative session
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2010

A number of the Legislature's more ambitious reform proposals fell apart as the 2010 session drew to an end


Full Senate rejects Gov. Crist's Public Service Commission appointees, approves his health care administration secretary
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2010

On April 27, 2010, the Florida Senate rejected Gov. Crist's appointees to the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC


Legislature passes property insurance bill stripped of controversial issues
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2010

In the closing moments of the legislative session, the House and Senate passed a 99-page property insurance bill that avoided major controversies