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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


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 leaders question BP Plc's claims process as tar balls reach as far east as Panama City Beach
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2010

Although beaches have not yet been closed to visitors, as of June 20, 2010, observers had found tar balls, presumably from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, along Florida Panhandle beaches from the state line east to Panama City Beach


Unemployment rate falls to 11.7 percent in May 2010
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2010

On June 18, 2010, the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation announced that Florida's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May 2010 was 11.7 percent


As qualifying for state offices closes, seven senators and 27 representatives are reelected without opposition
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2010

The qualifying period for all candidates for state offices for the 2010 ballot began on June 14, 2010 and ended at noon on June 18, 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


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