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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


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


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


As qualifying for state offices closes, seven senators and 27 representatives are reelected without opposition
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2010

The qualifying period for all candidates for state offices for the 2010 ballot began on June 14, 2010 and ended at noon on June 18, 2010


Trial bar admits responsibility for racially tinged mailer in Senate special election
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2009

One of the mysteries of the recent Republican primary in the Senate District 8 special election was the source of a mailing that appeared to rely on racist stereotypes


Utilities regulation: ethical issues create turmoil at the Florida Public Service Commission
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2009

Questions regarding contacts between Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) staff members and representatives of regulated utilities have created a chaotic situation for the regulatory agency


Broward County commissioner and other officials arrested for fraud and money laundering
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2009

On September 23, 2009, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Jeffrey H. Sloman announced the arrest of one Broward County commissioner, one Broward school board member, one former Miramar City commissioner, and two others in a corruption sting involving fraud, extortion, money laundering, and bribery


Economy and state budget: shortfalls expected to continue for next three years
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 8 2009

The Florida Legislature's Office of Economic and Demographic Research presented its long-range fiscal outlook to the Legislative Budget Commission on September 3, 2009


Politics: state Senate special election appears to be close
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 8 2009

The special election for the state Senate District 8 seat formerly held by the late state Sen. James E. “Jim” King, Jr. appears to be a close race between former state House Speaker John Thrasher (R-St. Augustine) and anti-tax activist Dan Quiggle (R-Ponte Vedra Beach


Former House Speaker Thrasher on verge of election to Florida Senate
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2009

Former Florida House Speaker John Thrasher (R-St. Augustine) won the Republican special primary election for state Senate District 8 on September 15, 2009