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Trial court dismisses some charges against former House speaker Ray Sansom; House retains former prosecutor to conduct separate investigation
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2009

On October 5, 2009, Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis dismissed the bulk of the indictment against former Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom (R-Ft. Walton Beach) and two others


Legislature: Gov. Crist vetoes executive branch reforms and insurance bills
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • June 2 2010

Gov. Crist, who recently left the Republican Party to run for the U.S. Senate as an independent candidate, has vetoed several bills that were top priorities for the leadership of the Legislature's Republican majority and various business interests


Utility regulation: Public Service Commission (PSC) nominating council to interview 28 applicants for two PSC vacancies
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • June 2 2010

On June 1, 2010, the Florida PSC Nominating Council voted to interview 28 applicants for two current PSC vacancies, out of a total of 60 applicants


Utility regulation: Senate committee passes Public Service Committee ethics legislation; joint committee seeks applicants for public counsel
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2010

On February 2, 2010, the Senate Committee on Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities passed legislation that would bar Public Service Committee (PSC) staff members from engaging in ex parte discussions of issues before the PSC and impose a broad two-year lobbying ban on former commissioners and staff members


Rasmussen poll gives former speaker Rubio a 12-point lead over Gov. Crist in the Republican US Senate primary
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2010

Former House Speaker Marco Rubio (R-Miami) leads Gov. Charlie Crist by 12 percentage points in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. George LeMieux, according to a survey of likely Republican voters released on February 1, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports


Education: legislative leaders propose class-size constitutional amendment
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2010

On February 1, 2010, two of the Legislature's key leaders, Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) and Rep. Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel), announced a plan to revise the public school class-size limits that were added to the Florida Constitution in 2002


State budget: key legislators criticize Governor Charlie Crist's state budget proposals
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2010

Legislative appropriations committees have begun analyzing Gov. Crist's proposed $69.2-billion state budget for fiscal year 2010 2011


Major political fundraiser accused of operating Ponzi scheme
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2009

The announcement that a major political fundraiser was under investigation for operating a Ponzi scheme left politicians from both parties scrambling to identify and return possibly tainted contributions


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