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Governor Crist urges Public Service Commissioners to oppose rate increase
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2009

Gov. Charlie Crist weighed in on the controversy surrounding the Florida Public Service Commission


Growth management: Circuit Court declares 2009 growth management law unconstitutional
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2010

On August 26, 2010, Chief Judge Charles A Francis of the Second Judicial Circuit issued a final summary judgment holding the 2009 growth management law (SB 360, compiled as Chapter 2009-96, Laws of Florida) unconstitutional


Senate passes bill to break up the Department of Management Services
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2010

On March 31, 2010, the Senate passed SB 1238 by Sen. Jeremy Ring (R-Margate) that would break up the Department of Management Services and reorganize the state's personnel and procurement functions


Republican Party of Florida audit triggers investigation of former party Chair
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2010

Responding to an internal Republican Party of Florida audit, Attorney General Bill McCollum announced on March 31, 2010, that former party Chair Jim Greer was the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation


Texas Representative advocates prison reform before Senate Criminal Justice Committees
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2011

Texas Rep. Jerry Madden advocated for prison reform before a joint meeting of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee and Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations Subcommittee on Monday


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


Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott challenges campaign finance law
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2010

On July 7, 2010, Rick Scott, a Republican candidate for governor, filed an action in federal district court in Tallahassee challenging a provision of the Florida campaign finance law


Seaport security and financing bills reported favorably by legislative committees
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2011

HB 283, by Rep Dana Young, which amends a number of provisions related to seaport security, received its first favorable vote last week


Broward County commissioner and other officials arrested for fraud and money laundering
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2009

On September 23, 2009, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Jeffrey H. Sloman announced the arrest of one Broward County commissioner, one Broward school board member, one former Miramar City commissioner, and two others in a corruption sting involving fraud, extortion, money laundering, and bribery


Two polls show former House Speaker Marco Rubio gaining in U.S. Senate primary race
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2009

Polls released by Rasmussen Reports and the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute both show former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio (R-Miami) gaining in the 2010 Republican primary for U.S. Senate against Gov. Charlie Crist