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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


Orlando joins Orange County in imposing a moratorium on pain clinics
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2011

The Orlando city commission voted to impose a temporary moratorium on pain management clinics this week, prohibiting all new clinics from opening, as well as prohibiting the relocation or expansion of existing clinics


Gov. Crist appoints Rep. Ronald Brisé and Jacksonville council member Arthur Graham to the Public Service Commission
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2010

On July 15, 2010, Gov Crist appointed two African-Americans to fill vacancies on the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC


Governor Charlie Crist leaves Republican Party to run for U.S. Senate as an independent
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2010

On April 29, 2010, Gov. Crist announced that he would leave the Republican Party and run as an independent (technically, “no party affiliation”) candidate for the U.S. Senate


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


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


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


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


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