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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


Former House Speaker Ray Sansom resigns from legislature
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2010

Former House Speaker Ray Sansom (R-Destin) resigned from the Florida Legislature on February 21, 2010, less than 24 hours before the House Select Committee on Standards of Official Conduct was scheduled to begin its adjudicatory hearing on ethics complaints against him


House and Senate budgets finalized for budget conference
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2011

House and Senate budget committees voted out their respective General Appropriations Acts and related implementing and conforming bills


Teacher quality legislation filed in the Senate
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2011

Late last week, Sen. Stephen Wise, chair of the Committee on Education Pre-K 12, introduced S.B. 736, a comprehensive reform of teacher and administrator contracts, evaluations, and pay


House Speaker forms select committee to streamline government
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2011

Last Thursday, Florida Speaker of the House Dean Cannon created the Select Committee on Government Reorganization, tasking the committee with two primary activities: first, review government programs that purport to promote or regulate the private sector and second, review government programs involved with health and human services delivery systems


Newly-elected Congressman David Rivera continues to face ethics scrutiny for alleged violations of state and federal law
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2011

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Federal Elections Commission are reportedly conducting ongoing investigations into alleged violations of federal and state law, including a failure to disclose nearly $130,000 in loans from a company owned by Mr. Rivera's mother


Two candidates for Florida Speaker of the House drop out, leaving Rep. Richard Corcoran as the likely Speaker for the 2017 2018 biennium
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2011

The candidate pool for Speaker of the House in 2017 2018 narrowed by two on February 2, 2011, as Reps. Gaetz and Albritton withdrew from the race


Tampa selected to host 2012 Republican National Convention
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2010

On May 12, 2010, Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele announced that the 2010 Republican National Convention would be held at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, with convention events occurring throughout the Tampa Bay area


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


Several major reform proposals fail in final days of legislative session
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2010

A number of the Legislature's more ambitious reform proposals fell apart as the 2010 session drew to an end