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State leaders question BP Plc's claims process as tar balls reach as far east as Panama City Beach
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2010

Although beaches have not yet been closed to visitors, as of June 20, 2010, observers had found tar balls, presumably from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, along Florida Panhandle beaches from the state line east to Panama City Beach


Unemployment rate falls to 11.7 percent in May 2010
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2010

On June 18, 2010, the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation announced that Florida's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May 2010 was 11.7 percent


As qualifying for state offices closes, seven senators and 27 representatives are reelected without opposition
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2010

The qualifying period for all candidates for state offices for the 2010 ballot began on June 14, 2010 and ended at noon on June 18, 2010


House hears Medicaid reform proposal; senate committee rejects Gov. Crist's nomination for health care administration secretary
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2010

The full House took up the majority's plan to restructure Medicaid on April 15, 2010


Trial bar admits responsibility for racially tinged mailer in Senate special election
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2009

One of the mysteries of the recent Republican primary in the Senate District 8 special election was the source of a mailing that appeared to rely on racist stereotypes


Utilities regulation: ethical issues create turmoil at the Florida Public Service Commission
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2009

Questions regarding contacts between Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) staff members and representatives of regulated utilities have created a chaotic situation for the regulatory agency


Governor Charlie Crist and Seminole Tribe agree on new gaming compact
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 8 2009

On August 31, 2009, Gov. Charlie Crist on behalf of the state signed a gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida


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


Economy and state budget: shortfalls expected to continue for next three years
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 8 2009

The Florida Legislature's Office of Economic and Demographic Research presented its long-range fiscal outlook to the Legislative Budget Commission on September 3, 2009


Politics: state Senate special election appears to be close
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 8 2009

The special election for the state Senate District 8 seat formerly held by the late state Sen. James E. “Jim” King, Jr. appears to be a close race between former state House Speaker John Thrasher (R-St. Augustine) and anti-tax activist Dan Quiggle (R-Ponte Vedra Beach