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State Senator John Thrasher elected chairman of the Republican Party of Florida
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2010

On February 20, 2010, the executive committee of the Republican Party of Florida elected Sen. John Thrasher (R-Jacksonville) party chairman, replacing Jim Greer of Orange County, who was forced to resign over questions about his stewardship of party funds


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


Rasmussen and Quinnipiac polls show tightening in gubernatorial contest; Rasmussen poll gives Marco Rubio the lead in a three-way Senate race
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2010

Two recent polls show some tightening in the 2010 gubernatorial election between the presumptive Republican nominee, Attorney General Bill McCollum, and the Democratic candidate, Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink


Community-based care liability bill moves ahead in the House
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2011

Last Monday, H.B. 1019, by Rep. Scott Plakon, passed the Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee after significant pushback from children's advocates and trial attorneys


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


Census data show population growth in Florida despite migration of Florida residents to other states
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • January 4 2010

U.S. Census Bureau data released on December 23, 2009 showed that Florida’s population grew by 114,091 in the year ending July 1, 2009


Legislature: legislative leaders express doubts about the July special legislative session on offshore drilling but plan for another special session later in the year
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2010

A special session of the Florida Legislature is scheduled to begin on July 20, 2010


Legal and business task forces to assist in response to oil spill; tourism off in Panhandle
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2010

During the May 11, 2010, meeting of the governor and cabinet, Gov. Crist announced that he would call the Legislature into a special session, probably during the week of May 24, in response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill


Governor Charlie Crist urges legislative leaders to call December special session
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2009

On November 5, 2009, Gov. Crist urged legislative leaders to call a special session in December to address commuter rail issues


U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler to leave the U.S. Congress in January 2010
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2009

U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler (D-19th Congressional District) has announced that his resignation from the U.S. Congress will take effect on January 3, 2010