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Outgoing Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Holly Benson announces candidacy for attorney general
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2009

On October 29, 2009, former Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) Secretary Holly Benson, as expected, announced her entry into the 2010 Republican primary race for Florida attorney general


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


Legislature: Gov. Crist vetoes abortion bill
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2010

On June 11, 2010, Gov. Crist vetoed HB 1143, a bill that would have required abortion providers to offer an ultrasound examination and briefing on fetal development to each patient, unless the patient gave a written waiver


Former Republican Party of Florida Chair Jim Greer arrested on six felony counts
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2010

On June 2, 2010, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Agents and Seminole County sheriff's deputies arrested former Republican Party of Florida Chair Jim Greer


Utility regulation: eight nominees for Public Service Commission vacancies sent to governor
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2010

On June 10, 2010, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) Nominating Council sent Gov. Crist a list of eight nominees for two vacancies on the PSC


Gov. Scott releases first budget, slashes state spending
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2011

Last week, Gov Scott formally introduced his proposed budget for the upcoming 2011 - 2012 and 2012 - 2013 fiscal years


Governor Rick Scott rejects federal high-speed rail funds; Senate President Mike Haridopolos offers support while a coalition of senators protests
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 21 2011

In a surprise move with as little as a five-minute notice to key lawmakers, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday rejected the nearly $2.4 billion allotted by the federal government to Florida for high-speed rail


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


Florida Constitution: Florida Supreme Court removes three proposed amendments from the general election ballot
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2010

In a series of opinions issued on August 31, 2010, the Supreme Court of Florida removed from the November general election ballot three amendments to the Florida Constitution that had been proposed by the Legislature and allowed two amendments that had been proposed by petition to remain on the ballot


Economy: Florida resumes population growth
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2010

According to the Bureau of Economic and Business Research of the University of Florida, the state resumed its pattern of population growth in 2010, a year after sustaining its first population decline since the 1940s