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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


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


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


Governor Charlie Crist and Seminole Tribe agree on new gaming compact
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 8 2009

On August 31, 2009, Gov. Charlie Crist on behalf of the state signed a gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida


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


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


Insurance Commissioner approves reduced rate increase for Citizens Property Insurance Corp
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2009

On November 20, 2009, Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin M. McCarty approved a rate increase for the “high-risk” property insurance policies issued by Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the state-created property insurer of last resort


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