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Texas Representative advocates prison reform before Senate Criminal Justice Committees
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2011

Texas Rep. Jerry Madden advocated for prison reform before a joint meeting of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee and Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations Subcommittee on Monday


Negotiations on a Seminole Indian gaming compact resume
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2010

A month after the House Select Committee on Seminole Indian Compact Review rejected the proposed gaming compact negotiated between Gov. Crist and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, legislative leaders confirmed that they have resumed informal discussions with the tribe about a revised gaming compact


Two polls show former House Speaker Marco Rubio gaining in U.S. Senate primary race
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2009

Polls released by Rasmussen Reports and the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute both show former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio (R-Miami) gaining in the 2010 Republican primary for U.S. Senate against Gov. Charlie Crist


Polls show Gov. Crist leading in the race for US Senate, while the gubernatorial contest gets more complicated
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2010

Two new polls show Gov. Crist, the no-party-affiliation candidate for U.S. Senate, leading both his Republican opponent, former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio (R-Miami), and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-17th Congressional District


Abortion language could produce veto of Agency for Health Care Administration Bill
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2010

A controversial abortion provision added late in the legislative session could lead to a veto of a bill intended to streamline the Agency for Health Care Administration's (AHCA) regulation of health care facilities


Florida Senate launches Medicaid reform proposal
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 21 2011

On Tuesday night, Sen Joe Negron, Chair of the Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations, outlined the Senate's proposal to reform the state's Medicaid program


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


Florida unemployment rate drops slightly to 10.7 percent
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2009

Florida's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August 2009 was 10.7 percent, according to a statement released by the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation on September 18, 2009


Broward County commissioner and other officials arrested for fraud and money laundering
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2009

On September 23, 2009, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Jeffrey H. Sloman announced the arrest of one Broward County commissioner, one Broward school board member, one former Miramar City commissioner, and two others in a corruption sting involving fraud, extortion, money laundering, and bribery


Former House Speaker Thrasher on verge of election to Florida Senate
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2009

Former Florida House Speaker John Thrasher (R-St. Augustine) won the Republican special primary election for state Senate District 8 on September 15, 2009