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Politics: state Senate special election appears to be close
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 8 2009

The special election for the state Senate District 8 seat formerly held by the late state Sen. James E. “Jim” King, Jr. appears to be a close race between former state House Speaker John Thrasher (R-St. Augustine) and anti-tax activist Dan Quiggle (R-Ponte Vedra Beach


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


Legislature: October special session unlikely
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2009

Senate President Atwater has announced that a special session of the Legislature to address the new Seminole Tribe gaming compact in October 2009 is "highly unlikely"


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


Economy and state budget: shortfalls expected to continue for next three years
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 8 2009

The Florida Legislature's Office of Economic and Demographic Research presented its long-range fiscal outlook to the Legislative Budget Commission on September 3, 2009


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


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