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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


Gaming: House Speaker Cretul declares impasse in seminole gaming negotiations, requests federal action
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2009

In a letter to the National Indian Gaming Commission dated October 21, 2009, House Speaker Larry Cretul (R-Ocala) stated that the state’s negotiations with the Seminole Tribe of Florida over a proposed gaming compact had reached an impasse that could be remedied only through federal intervention


One redistricting proposal removed from November ballot while two others are challenged
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2010

One of three proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution addressing redistricting issues has been removed from the November general election ballot, and two others have been challenged


Gov. Crist appoints Rep. Ronald Brisé and Jacksonville council member Arthur Graham to the Public Service Commission
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2010

On July 15, 2010, Gov Crist appointed two African-Americans to fill vacancies on the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC


Rasmussen poll shows Marco Rubio leading Gov. Crist by two points
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2010

In a survey of 500 likely voters released on July 8, 2010, Rasmussen Reports shows the Republican candidate for US Senate, former Florida House Speaker Rubio, with 36 percent of the vote


Republican Party of Florida releases forensic audit of party spending
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2010

On September 17, 2010, the Republican Party of Florida released what it described as a forensic audit of party spending for the years 2007 - 2009


Florida's unemployment rate rises to 11.7 percent
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2010

Florida's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 11.7 percent in August 2010, according to information released by the Agency for Workforce Innovation on September 17


Latest polling shows a close contest for governor and a solid lead for Marco Rubio in the U.S. Senate race
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2010

A poll of likely voters released by Rasmussen Reports on September 15, 2010 has the Republican candidate, former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio, maintaining his lead over Gov. Charlie Crist, who is running without party affiliation, and the Democratic candidate, U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek


State candidates release second quarter campaign finance reports and begin to collect public matching funds
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2010

Campaign finance reports covering the period ending July 16, 2010, showed that CFO Sink's campaign for governor has raised more in contributions than any other campaign for state office


Rasmussen poll shows Marco Rubio and Gov. Crist in virtual tie for US Senate; public policy polling shows solid leads for Gov. Crist, Rick Scott, and CFO Alex Sink
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2010

Two new sets of polls provide dramatically different pictures of the Florida electorate