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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


Legislative leaders announce agreement on the broad outline of a 20102011 budget, allowing conference committee negotiations to begin
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2010

On April 19, 2010, House Speaker Larry Cretul (R-Ocala) and Senate President Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach) announced that they had reached an agreement on the broad outlines of a state budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year


Teacher quality bills on the fast track
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2011

HB 7019 and SB 736, House and Senate bills that dramatically reform teacher contracts, evaluations, and pay, sped through the Legislature during the first week of session


Education Commissioner resigns; state education board chair alleges Governor Rick Scott forced resignation
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2011

On Monday last week, Education Commissioner Eric Smith informed the members of the State Board of Education that he will resign his office effective June 10


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


Presidential primary date debate heats up
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2011

In 2007, the Florida Legislature moved up the date of the presidential preference primary from the second Tuesday in March to the last Tuesday in January


Major political fundraiser accused of operating Ponzi scheme
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2009

The announcement that a major political fundraiser was under investigation for operating a Ponzi scheme left politicians from both parties scrambling to identify and return possibly tainted contributions


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


U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler to leave the U.S. Congress in January 2010
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2009

U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler (D-19th Congressional District) has announced that his resignation from the U.S. Congress will take effect on January 3, 2010