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Gov. Crist appoints Rep. Ronald Brisé and Jacksonville council member Arthur Graham to the Public Service Commission
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2010

On July 15, 2010, Gov Crist appointed two African-Americans to fill vacancies on the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC


Rep. Frank Artiles fined for living outside of his Miami district
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2011

Freshman Rep. Artiles, elected to represent District 119 last November, has admitted that he does not live in his district, potentially subjecting him to fines for every day he has lived outside of his district


Governor Charlie Crist appoints two new members to Public Service Commission, declining opportunity to reappoint two current commissioners
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2009

On October 1, 2009, Gov. Crist appointed two new members to the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC), effective January 1, 2010


Rasmussen and Quinnipiac polls show tightening in gubernatorial contest; Rasmussen poll gives Marco Rubio the lead in a three-way Senate race
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2010

Two recent polls show some tightening in the 2010 gubernatorial election between the presumptive Republican nominee, Attorney General Bill McCollum, and the Democratic candidate, Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink


Florida's unemployment rate rose to a record level of 11.9 percent in January 2010
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2010

In January 2010, Florida's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate climbed to 11.9 percent


Florida Senate launches Medicaid reform proposal
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 21 2011

On Tuesday night, Sen Joe Negron, Chair of the Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations, outlined the Senate's proposal to reform the state's Medicaid program


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


Gaming: House Speaker Cretul declares impasse in seminole gaming negotiations, requests federal action
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2009

In a letter to the National Indian Gaming Commission dated October 21, 2009, House Speaker Larry Cretul (R-Ocala) stated that the state’s negotiations with the Seminole Tribe of Florida over a proposed gaming compact had reached an impasse that could be remedied only through federal intervention


State candidates release second quarter campaign finance reports and begin to collect public matching funds
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2010

Campaign finance reports covering the period ending July 16, 2010, showed that CFO Sink's campaign for governor has raised more in contributions than any other campaign for state office


Rasmussen poll shows Marco Rubio and Gov. Crist in virtual tie for US Senate; public policy polling shows solid leads for Gov. Crist, Rick Scott, and CFO Alex Sink
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2010

Two new sets of polls provide dramatically different pictures of the Florida electorate