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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


Two candidates for Florida Speaker of the House drop out, leaving Rep. Richard Corcoran as the likely Speaker for the 2017 2018 biennium
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2011

The candidate pool for Speaker of the House in 2017 2018 narrowed by two on February 2, 2011, as Reps. Gaetz and Albritton withdrew from the race


Florida government and politics special edition: primary election results
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2010

In the contest for the Republican nomination for governor, Rick Scott defeated Attorney General Bill McCollum


Outgoing Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Holly Benson announces candidacy for attorney general
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2009

On October 29, 2009, former Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) Secretary Holly Benson, as expected, announced her entry into the 2010 Republican primary race for Florida attorney general


Medicaid overhaul passed by the Legislature
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2011

Heralding the most significant change in Florida's Medicaid program in at least 15 years, the Legislature passed H.B. 7107 and H.B. 7109


Utility regulation: Senate committee passes Public Service Committee ethics legislation; joint committee seeks applicants for public counsel
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2010

On February 2, 2010, the Senate Committee on Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities passed legislation that would bar Public Service Committee (PSC) staff members from engaging in ex parte discussions of issues before the PSC and impose a broad two-year lobbying ban on former commissioners and staff members


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


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


Oil spill: special legislative session on offshore drilling called for July 20 23, 2010
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2010

On July 8, 2010, Governor Charlie Crist issued a proclamation calling the Florida Legislature into a special session from 12:00 pm on Tuesday, July 20 through 5:00 pm on Friday, July 23