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House appoints Redistricting Committee members and convenes first meetings
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2011

Last Monday, Speaker of the House Dean Cannon appointed members of the House Redistricting Committees and Subcommittees, appointing Speaker-Designate Will Weatherford as the chair of the committee


Rep. Frank Artiles fined for living outside of his Miami district
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2011

Freshman Rep. Artiles, elected to represent District 119 last November, has admitted that he does not live in his district, potentially subjecting him to fines for every day he has lived outside of his district


Budget discussions stall while the end of the regular session looms
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2011

With only two weeks remaining in the 2011 regular session, House and Senate leaders have not yet reached agreement on the broad spending parameters of the budget, otherwise known as "allocations."


Governor Scott appoints Department of Transportation Secretary
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2011

Last Monday, Governor Rick Scott appointed Ananth Prasad as the new Secretary of the Department of Transportation


Senate idles while House moves ahead on key proposals
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2011

Last week, the Senate did not convene committee meetings or floor time in observance of Passover and Easter


Budget conference fast tracked, but major issues remain.
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2011

The Legislature convened in conference on the budget on Wednesday after accusations earlier in the week regarding gamesmanship by members of both chambers


Firearm bills passed out of the legislature
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2011

A number of bills relating to gun ownership passed the Senate along nearly party-line votes last week after debates by members in both chambers


House and Senate leaders postpone budget conference
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2011

On Wednesday, Senate Appropriations Committee Chair J.D. Alexander announced that the chambers were not “quite where we want to be” in budget discussions


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


Federal litigation filed to contest withdrawal of redistricting amendments by Gov. Scott
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2011

Two weeks ago, Gov. Scott rescinded a request to the federal Department of Justice to review, or “preclear,” two redistricting amendments (known as Amendments 5 and 6) adopted by the voters in last fall's general election