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Rep. Robert Wexler announces his resignation from the U.S. Congress, creating domino effect among other officeholders
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2009

On October 14, 2009, U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler (D-19th Congressional District) announced that he would resign from Congress effective in January 2010 to become president of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation


Governor Rick Scott rejects federal high-speed rail funds; Senate President Mike Haridopolos offers support while a coalition of senators protests
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 21 2011

In a surprise move with as little as a five-minute notice to key lawmakers, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday rejected the nearly $2.4 billion allotted by the federal government to Florida for high-speed rail


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


Senate idles while House moves ahead on key proposals
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2011

Last week, the Senate did not convene committee meetings or floor time in observance of Passover and Easter


Legislature: legislative leaders express doubts about the July special legislative session on offshore drilling but plan for another special session later in the year
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2010

A special session of the Florida Legislature is scheduled to begin on July 20, 2010


Utility regulation: Public Service Commission Nominating Council rejects two sitting commissioners
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2010

On June 30, 2010, the Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council voted to interview 18 applicants for two vacancies on the Public Service Commission (PSC


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


Third-quarter campaign finance reports point to hotly contested state Senate races
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2009

According to campaign finance reports for the third quarter of 2009, candidates in some of the more hotly contested 2010 state Senate races have already amassed large war chests


Politics: Attorney General Bill McCollum maintains lead over CFO Alex Sink in race for governor
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2009

The October 21, 2009 Quinnipiac poll also surveyed the 2010 gubernatorial contest, finding that Attorney General Bill McCollum, the likely Republican candidate, is maintaining a four- percentage-point lead over the Democratic candidate, state Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink


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