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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


Auto insurance fraud bills advance in the House
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2011

The House Civil Justice Committee on Thursday passed H.B. 967, a bill designed to reduce personal injury protection (PIP) fraud and the cost of PIP insurance by, among other provisions, capping attorneys' fees available from such claims


House union paycheck protection headed to the Senate
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2011

On Friday morning, the House passed HB 1021 by Rep Chris Dorworth, after hours of polarized debate between Republicans and Democrats


Farm photography bill scaled back
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2011

On Monday, Sen Jim Norman significantly revised SB 1246 in the Senate Agriculture Committee


House Medicaid managed care reform legislation voted out of committee, cleared for the floor
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2011

On Thursday, the House Appropriations Committee voted out HB 7107 and 7109, which substantially revise Florida's Medicaid program


Gov. Scott orders review of taxpayer-funded hospital districts
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2011

Gov Scott established the Commission on Review of Taxpayer Funded Hospital Districts on Wednesday to make recommendations on the role of hospital districts


Drug testing of state employees, state assistance advance
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2011

On Tuesday, Gov Scott signed an executive order to require drug testing of prospective state employees


State unemployment rate down to 11.5 percent
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2011

On Friday, the Agency for Workforce Innovation announced that Florida's unemployment rate had dropped to 11.5 percent in February, a reduction of .4 percent from the previous month


One redistricting proposal removed from November ballot while two others are challenged
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2010

One of three proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution addressing redistricting issues has been removed from the November general election ballot, and two others have been challenged