Blog: Jeb Bush backs property insurance deregulation effort

Mar 30, 2010

The following appeared in The Buzz, a St. Petersburg Times blog on Florida Politics, on March 29, 2010:


Jeb Bush waded into the property insurance debate Monday in an interview with the Associated Press. The former governor endorsed a measure to allow property insurance companies to offer unregulated rates, subject to annual caps on average increases.

 Bush told AP that the renewed effort — after Gov. Charlie Crist vetoed a similar bill last year — is necessary to help companies better capitalize in the event of a major hurricane and he hopes the governor signs it. Since his successor took office, Bush has been critical of Crist’s property insurance mindset.

He suggested Crist should give the law a good look because lawmakers addressed most of his concerns from last year.

Crist appeared before a Senate committee last week to tell lawmakers not to pass the legislation, sponsored by Sen. Mike Bennett and Rep. Bill Proctor.

Posted by John Frank at 03:53:11 PM on March 29, 2010 


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