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Trial bar admits responsibility for racially tinged mailer in Senate special election
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2009

One of the mysteries of the recent Republican primary in the Senate District 8 special election was the source of a mailing that appeared to rely on racist stereotypes


Utilities regulation: ethical issues create turmoil at the Florida Public Service Commission
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2009

Questions regarding contacts between Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) staff members and representatives of regulated utilities have created a chaotic situation for the regulatory agency


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


Negotiations on a Seminole Indian gaming compact resume
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2010

A month after the House Select Committee on Seminole Indian Compact Review rejected the proposed gaming compact negotiated between Gov. Crist and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, legislative leaders confirmed that they have resumed informal discussions with the tribe about a revised gaming compact


Former House Speaker Ray Sansom resigns from legislature
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2010

Former House Speaker Ray Sansom (R-Destin) resigned from the Florida Legislature on February 21, 2010, less than 24 hours before the House Select Committee on Standards of Official Conduct was scheduled to begin its adjudicatory hearing on ethics complaints against him


First quarter reports show strong fundraising results for major candidates of both parties
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2010

State candidates filed their campaign finance reports covering the first three months of 2010 on April 15, 2010


Governor Charlie Crist vetoes teacher merit pay bill, fueling rumors about his political future
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2010

On April 15, 2010, Gov. Crist vetoed Senate Bill 6, the teacher merit pay bill that was a top priority for Republican leaders of the Legislature and business interests


Legislative leaders announce agreement on the broad outline of a 20102011 budget, allowing conference committee negotiations to begin
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2010

On April 19, 2010, House Speaker Larry Cretul (R-Ocala) and Senate President Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach) announced that they had reached an agreement on the broad outlines of a state budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year


Florida unemployment rose to 12.3 percent in March, setting another modern-era record
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2010

Florida's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 12.3 percent in March 2010, which is the highest rate since state unemployment data began being compiled in 1970, according to a report released on April 16, 2010, by the Agency for Workforce Innovation


House hears Medicaid reform proposal; senate committee rejects Gov. Crist's nomination for health care administration secretary
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2010

The full House took up the majority's plan to restructure Medicaid on April 15, 2010