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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


Prescription Drug Monitoring Program targeted for elimination
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2011

In 2009, a bill creating the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program was passed into law after similar proposals had languished for years with few or no committee hearings


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


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


Florida's unemployment rate rose to a record level of 11.9 percent in January 2010
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2010

In January 2010, Florida's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate climbed to 11.9 percent


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