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Property insurance: House panel passes scaled-back deregulation bill
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2010

On March 17, 2010, the House Insurance, Business, and Financial Affairs Committee passed CSHB 447, a scaled-back rate regulation bill that increases insurers' flexibility in ratemaking without providing full rate deregulation


State Senator John Thrasher elected chairman of the Republican Party of Florida
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2010

On February 20, 2010, the executive committee of the Republican Party of Florida elected Sen. John Thrasher (R-Jacksonville) party chairman, replacing Jim Greer of Orange County, who was forced to resign over questions about his stewardship of party funds


House Speaker Cretul airs objections to Governor Crist's budget proposal
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2010

In an interview with reporters on February 18, 2010, House Speaker Cretul raised objections to Governor Charlie Crist's proposed $69.2-billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2010


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


Regulators place Magnolia Insurance Company under administrative supervision
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • January 4 2010

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has placed Magnolia Insurance Company under administrative supervision, finding that the company was in an unsound condition


Attorney General Bill McCollum joins other attorneys general in questioning the constitutionality of federal health care legislation
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • January 4 2010

On December 30, 2009, Republican attorneys general from 13 states, including Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, wrote to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to raise constitutional objections to the health care bill passed by the Senate, HR 3590


Major donors press for resignation of Republican Party of Florida chairman
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • January 4 2010

Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer has come under pressure to resign in recent months, as public discussion about management of party funds and party support of Governor Charlie Crist’s U.S. Senate primary campaign against former House Speaker Marco Rubio have increased


Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) delays action on Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) and Progress Energy Florida, Inc (PEF) rate cases; FPL hires former attorney general Bob Butterworth to support its rate case
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2009

On October 27, 2009, the FPSC voted to delay action until January 2010 on a $1.25-billion rate increase proposed by FPL and a $500- million rate increase proposed by PEF


Senate President Atwater and House Speaker Cretul say a December special legislative session is possible as commuter rail negotiations advance
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2009

On November 25, 2009, Senate President Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach) and House Speaker Larry Cretul (R-Ocala) notified legislators that a special legislative session was likely, possibly beginning as soon as Thursday, December 3, 2009