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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


Special legislative session ends without considering a constitutional ban on offshore drilling
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2010

On July 20, 2010, the Florida Legislature convened in a special session called by Gov Charlie Crist for the limited purpose of placing a constitutional amendment to ban offshore drilling on the 2010 general election ballot


Gov. Crist issues Executive Order authorizing local property appraisers to provide calculations of lost property values
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2010

On July 21, 2010, Gov Crist issued Executive Order 10-169, which authorized county property appraisers to "provide an interim assessment of any property that may have dropped in value because of the oil spill."


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


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 government and politics special edition: primary election results
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2010

In the contest for the Republican nomination for governor, Rick Scott defeated Attorney General Bill McCollum