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Utility regulation: Senate committee passes Public Service Committee ethics legislation; joint committee seeks applicants for public counsel
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2010

On February 2, 2010, the Senate Committee on Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities passed legislation that would bar Public Service Committee (PSC) staff members from engaging in ex parte discussions of issues before the PSC and impose a broad two-year lobbying ban on former commissioners and staff members


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: key legislators criticize Governor Charlie Crist's state budget proposals
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2010

Legislative appropriations committees have begun analyzing Gov. Crist's proposed $69.2-billion state budget for fiscal year 2010 2011


Mason-Dixon polls show tightening primary races; Rasmussen polls show a close race for governor regardless of who wins the Republican primary
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2010

A Mason-Dixon poll released by the Florida Press Association and Leadership Florida on August 5, 2010 indicates that the primary contests for the Republican nomination for governor and the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate


Two department secretaries resign
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2010

Two heads of state agencies have announced their decisions to resign


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


Legislators begin to address the potential 2010-2011 budget shortfall
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2010

In committee meetings on January 19 and 20, 2010, legislators began the task of addressing the potential shortfall in the state's budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2010


State budget: Governor Crist proposes $69.2 billion budget for 2010 2011
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2010

On January 29, 2010, Gov. Crist released his proposed $69.2-billion state budget for the 2010 2011 fiscal year


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