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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


Education Commissioner resigns; state education board chair alleges Governor Rick Scott forced resignation
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2011

On Monday last week, Education Commissioner Eric Smith informed the members of the State Board of Education that he will resign his office effective June 10


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


Florida government and politics special edition: primary election results
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2010

In the contest for the Republican nomination for governor, Rick Scott defeated Attorney General Bill McCollum


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


U.S. attorney files civil suit against political fundraiser Scott Rothstein, alleging massive Ponzi scheme
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2009

On November 9, 2009, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida filed a civil complaint against Fort Lauderdale attorney Scott Rothstein, alleging that he was responsible for a massive Ponzi scheme in which he is alleged to have sold shares in fictitious structured settlements


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