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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


Polls show varied outcomes as Floridians begin early voting
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2010

Florida will hold its 2010 primary elections on August 24, 2010, but early voting began on August 9


Florida will receive $1.3 billion in federal funds; state revenue projections revised upward
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2010

Under federal legislation signed into law on August 10, 2010, Florida is slated to receive an additional $1.3 billion in federal funds


Politics: latest developments in the race for governor
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2010

The week following Florida's primary elections saw several major developments in the contest for governor, including a poll showing the race to be a statistical tie, the withdrawal of a candidate, and the designation of an African-American woman as the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor


Growth management: Circuit Court declares 2009 growth management law unconstitutional
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2010

On August 26, 2010, Chief Judge Charles A Francis of the Second Judicial Circuit issued a final summary judgment holding the 2009 growth management law (SB 360, compiled as Chapter 2009-96, Laws of Florida) unconstitutional


U.S. District Court rejects Rick Scott's challenge to the Florida campaign finance law
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2010

In a ruling from the bench on July 14, 2010, US District Judge Robert Hinkle rejected gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott's attack on a portion of Florida's campaign finance law


Rasmussen poll gives former speaker Rubio a 12-point lead over Gov. Crist in the Republican US Senate primary
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2010

Former House Speaker Marco Rubio (R-Miami) leads Gov. Charlie Crist by 12 percentage points in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. George LeMieux, according to a survey of likely Republican voters released on February 1, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports


Education: legislative leaders propose class-size constitutional amendment
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2010

On February 1, 2010, two of the Legislature's key leaders, Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) and Rep. Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel), announced a plan to revise the public school class-size limits that were added to the Florida Constitution in 2002


State budget: as major initiatives fall, House and Senate close in on a final budget agreement
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2010

House and Senate budget negotiators worked through the weekend of April 24 - 25, 2010 in an effort to conclude budget negotiations in time for the 2010 regular session of the Florida Legislature to end without needing an extended or special session