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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


Third-quarter campaign finance reports point to hotly contested state Senate races
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2009

According to campaign finance reports for the third quarter of 2009, candidates in some of the more hotly contested 2010 state Senate races have already amassed large war chests


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


House unveils $400-million economic development superfund while workshopping new department of economic opportunity
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2011

House Select Committee on Government Reorganization approved two proposals that create a $400-million State Economic Enhancement and Development Trust Fund


Marco Rubio raises $3.6 million for his U.S. Senate campaign in the first quarter; Gov. Crist denies rumors of an independent run
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2010

Former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio (R-Miami) reported that he has raised $3.6 million in the first quarter of 2010 for his U.S. Senate campaign


Public Service Commission reorganization continues to move in the House but faces Senate opposition
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2010

On April 9, 2010, the House Full Appropriations Council passed HB 7209, Rep. Steve Precourt's (R-Orlando) proposal to restructure the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC


Education reform package passes both chambers
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2010

On April 8 and 9, 2010, the Florida House passed a series of public education proposals that had passed the Senate earlier in the legislative session


Gov. Crist vetoes campaign finance bill
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2010

On April 6, 2010, Gov. Crist issued his first veto of the 2010 legislative session, vetoing a campaign finance bill, HB 1207 by Rep. Seth McKeel (R-Lakeland), that was a top priority for Republican leadership in both chambers


Special legislative session ends without considering a constitutional ban on offshore drilling
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2010

On July 20, 2010, the Florida Legislature convened in a special session called by Gov Charlie Crist for the limited purpose of placing a constitutional amendment to ban offshore drilling on the 2010 general election ballot


Republican Party of Florida audit triggers investigation of former party Chair
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2010

Responding to an internal Republican Party of Florida audit, Attorney General Bill McCollum announced on March 31, 2010, that former party Chair Jim Greer was the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation