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Legislature: Senate President Atwater recommends a December special legislative session on rail transportation
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2009

After an October 19, 2009, meeting with federal officials, Florida Senate President Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach) recommended that the legislature convene a special session in December to address passenger rail issues


Gaming: House Speaker Cretul declares impasse in seminole gaming negotiations, requests federal action
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2009

In a letter to the National Indian Gaming Commission dated October 21, 2009, House Speaker Larry Cretul (R-Ocala) stated that the state’s negotiations with the Seminole Tribe of Florida over a proposed gaming compact had reached an impasse that could be remedied only through federal intervention


Third-quarter existing home and condo sales continued to rise while prices appeared to stabilize
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2009

In a November 10, 2009 report, Florida Realtors (formerly known as the Florida Association of Realtors) announced that sales of existing single-family homes in July September 2009 were 33 percent higher than sales in the third quarter of 2008


Senate President Jeff Atwater orders study of offshore drilling
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2009

Stating that Floridians "deserve a thoughtful and deliberative conversation free of rancor or hyperbole," Senate President Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach) on November 9, 2009 ordered the Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee to conduct a "detailed and comprehensive review of the implications of offshore drilling."


U.S. attorney files civil suit against political fundraiser Scott Rothstein, alleging massive Ponzi scheme
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2009

On November 9, 2009, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida filed a civil complaint against Fort Lauderdale attorney Scott Rothstein, alleging that he was responsible for a massive Ponzi scheme in which he is alleged to have sold shares in fictitious structured settlements


Republican leaders raise grievances against state Republican Chair Jim Greer
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2009

In what has been described in the press as "a near-mutiny among party activists, elected officials, and fundraisers", a majority of the state Republican executive committee called for an "emergency closed meeting" with Republican Party of Florida Chair Jim Greer to air what appeared to be a growing list of grievances


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


Legislature: Gov. Crist vetoes executive branch reforms and insurance bills
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • June 2 2010

Gov. Crist, who recently left the Republican Party to run for the U.S. Senate as an independent candidate, has vetoed several bills that were top priorities for the leadership of the Legislature's Republican majority and various business interests


Utility regulation: Public Service Commission (PSC) nominating council to interview 28 applicants for two PSC vacancies
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • June 2 2010

On June 1, 2010, the Florida PSC Nominating Council voted to interview 28 applicants for two current PSC vacancies, out of a total of 60 applicants


Politics: Attorney General Bill McCollum maintains lead over CFO Alex Sink in race for governor
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2009

The October 21, 2009 Quinnipiac poll also surveyed the 2010 gubernatorial contest, finding that Attorney General Bill McCollum, the likely Republican candidate, is maintaining a four- percentage-point lead over the Democratic candidate, state Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink