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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


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


House Speaker forms select committee to streamline government
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2011

Last Thursday, Florida Speaker of the House Dean Cannon created the Select Committee on Government Reorganization, tasking the committee with two primary activities: first, review government programs that purport to promote or regulate the private sector and second, review government programs involved with health and human services delivery systems


Newly-elected Congressman David Rivera continues to face ethics scrutiny for alleged violations of state and federal law
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2011

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Federal Elections Commission are reportedly conducting ongoing investigations into alleged violations of federal and state law, including a failure to disclose nearly $130,000 in loans from a company owned by Mr. Rivera's mother


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


House and Senate committees gather input on teacher quality in preparation for reform legislation
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2011

House and Senate education committees this week gathered input from stakeholders regarding reforms to teacher contracts, pay, evaluations, and training


Gov. Scott proposes restructuring the Department of Commerce
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2011

On Thursday, Gov. Scott unveiled a proposal to recreate the Department of Commerce


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


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


Governor Rick Scott rejects federal high-speed rail funds; Senate President Mike Haridopolos offers support while a coalition of senators protests
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 21 2011

In a surprise move with as little as a five-minute notice to key lawmakers, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday rejected the nearly $2.4 billion allotted by the federal government to Florida for high-speed rail