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Governor Scott rescinds 154 appointees recommended by former Governor Crist
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2011

Last Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott withdrew the nominations of 154 appointees submitted by former Gov. Charlie Crist, none of whom had been confirmed by the Senate


Legislative committees consider constitutional amendments to address the “recapture rule” and lower the non-homestead assessment cap
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2011

On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Senate Joint Resolution 658 by Sen. Mike Fasano


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


Gov. Scott signs education reform bill
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2011

On Thursday, Gov Scott signed SB 736, the education reform bill that substantially revises laws governing teacher contracts, evaluations, and compensation


House unveils its draft budget proposal, reducing the state budget to $66 billion and cutting more than 5,000 state positions
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2011

On Friday, the House unveiled its draft General Appropriations Act and related conforming and implementing bills, reducing the state budget by nearly $4 billion as compared to last year, and reducing state full-time equivalents (including numerous vacant positions) by more than 5,000 positions


Education Commissioner resigns; state education board chair alleges Governor Rick Scott forced resignation
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2011

On Monday last week, Education Commissioner Eric Smith informed the members of the State Board of Education that he will resign his office effective June 10


House Medicaid proposals scheduled for a first hearing
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2011

Today, the House will be taking up its Medicaid reform proposal in draft form for the first time this session


Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of Oxycontin, offers to fund startup of prescription drug database
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2011

On Wednesday, Purdue Pharma offered the state $1 million over two years to start up the state's stalled prescription drug database


House proposes to end prescription drug database
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2011

The House Health and Human Services Committee voted out two proposed committee bills on Thursday that will repeal the state's prescription drug database and prohibit the dispensing of controlled substances by physicians


Florida unemployment reaches 11 percent in September 2009
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2009

The Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation (AWI) announced on October 16, 2009 that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September 2009 was 11 percent