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Legislature: legislative leaders express doubts about the July special legislative session on offshore drilling but plan for another special session later in the year
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2010

A special session of the Florida Legislature is scheduled to begin on July 20, 2010


Legal and business task forces to assist in response to oil spill; tourism off in Panhandle
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2010

During the May 11, 2010, meeting of the governor and cabinet, Gov. Crist announced that he would call the Legislature into a special session, probably during the week of May 24, in response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill


Governor Charlie Crist urges legislative leaders to call December special session
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2009

On November 5, 2009, Gov. Crist urged legislative leaders to call a special session in December to address commuter rail issues


U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler to leave the U.S. Congress in January 2010
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2009

U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler (D-19th Congressional District) has announced that his resignation from the U.S. Congress will take effect on January 3, 2010


Gov. Crist’s approval rating drops to 42 percent in new poll
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2009

A new media-sponsored poll indicates that Gov. Crist’s approval rating, which remained high through most of his term in office, has now dropped to 42 percent


State Sen. Paula Dockery announces candidacy for governor
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2009

On November 3, 2009, state Sen. Paula Dockery (R-Lakeland) announced that she would enter the 2010 Republican gubernatorial primary, opposing Attorney General Bill McCollum


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


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."


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