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Texas Representative advocates prison reform before Senate Criminal Justice Committees
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2011

Texas Rep. Jerry Madden advocated for prison reform before a joint meeting of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee and Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations Subcommittee on Monday


Two polls show former House Speaker Marco Rubio gaining in U.S. Senate primary race
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2009

Polls released by Rasmussen Reports and the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute both show former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio (R-Miami) gaining in the 2010 Republican primary for U.S. Senate against Gov. Charlie Crist


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


Gov. Scott releases first budget, slashes state spending
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2011

Last week, Gov Scott formally introduced his proposed budget for the upcoming 2011 - 2012 and 2012 - 2013 fiscal years


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


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


Governor Crist urges Public Service Commissioners to oppose rate increase
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2009

Gov. Charlie Crist weighed in on the controversy surrounding the Florida Public Service Commission


Senate President revises committee membership
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2009

On October 2, 2009, Senate President Jeff Atwater revised the membership of several Senate committees


Governor Charlie Crist appoints two new members to Public Service Commission, declining opportunity to reappoint two current commissioners
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2009

On October 1, 2009, Gov. Crist appointed two new members to the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC), effective January 1, 2010


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