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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


House and Senate leaders indicate that the budget deficit for the upcoming fiscal year is approaching $5 billion
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2011

The increase from the previous estimate of $3.6 billion is due in large part to an increase to the state's "rainy day" funds in order to preserve the state's credit rating


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 Scott rescinded a request to the federal Department of Justice to review, or “preclear,” two redistricting amendments (known as Amendments 5 and 6) adopted by the voters in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


Governor Scott rescinds 154 appointees recommended by former Governor Crist
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2011

Last Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott withdrew the nominations of 154 appointees submitted by former Gov. Charlie Crist, none of whom had been confirmed by the Senate


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


Florida House joins fight against congressional redistricting amendment
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2011

The Florida House is seeking to join a lawsuit challenging the validity of Amendments 6, adopted by the voters in the 2010 general election, which requires the Legislature, in drawing congressional districts, to draw compact districts that are not drawn for the benefit of any political party


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


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