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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


House Gaming Committee Chair says Seminole gaming compact is not likely to win legislative ratification
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2009

The Chair of the House Select Committee on Seminole Indian Compact Review, Rep. Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton), told his committee on November 2, 2009, that the version of the compact signed by the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Gov. Crist in August 2009 was not likely to be approved by the Legislature


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


Governor Charlie Crist urges legislative leaders to call December special session
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2009

On November 5, 2009, Gov. Crist urged legislative leaders to call a special session in December to address commuter rail issues


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


Gov. Crist’s approval rating drops to 42 percent in new poll
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2009

A new media-sponsored poll indicates that Gov. Crist’s approval rating, which remained high through most of his term in office, has now dropped to 42 percent


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


Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) delays action on Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) and Progress Energy Florida, Inc (PEF) rate cases; FPL hires former attorney general Bob Butterworth to support its rate case
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2009

On October 27, 2009, the FPSC voted to delay action until January 2010 on a $1.25-billion rate increase proposed by FPL and a $500- million rate increase proposed by PEF


Senate President Atwater and House Speaker Cretul say a December special legislative session is possible as commuter rail negotiations advance
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2009

On November 25, 2009, Senate President Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach) and House Speaker Larry Cretul (R-Ocala) notified legislators that a special legislative session was likely, possibly beginning as soon as Thursday, December 3, 2009


Third-quarter existing home and condo sales continued to rise while prices appeared to stabilize
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2009

In a November 10, 2009 report, Florida Realtors (formerly known as the Florida Association of Realtors) announced that sales of existing single-family homes in July September 2009 were 33 percent higher than sales in the third quarter of 2008