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Jul 14, 2017
A Sinkhole in the ground has destroyed one Home, heavily damaged a second Home and prompted Authorities to Evacuate Homes in the Lake Padgett Estates Neighborhood. The Tampa Tribune reports.
Former State Representative Tom Grady will take Jimmy Patronis‘ place on the Constitution Revision Commission, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced. Jim Rosica reports for FloridaPolitics.com.
Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr has granted a Certificate of Authority to Florida-based Homeowners Choice Property & Casualty Insurance Company to offer Private Flood Insurance in Arkansas. Insurance Journal reports.
A Federal Class Action Suit Filed in March in Northern California in March by Plaintiffs in Florida and California accuses Ygrene Energy Fund, Florida’s largest PACE Provider, of failing to disclose to Homeowners that most Banks won’t finance mortgages for Homes with PACE Liens. Ron Hurtibise reports for the Sun-Sentinel.
Scientists for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Report to Congress about the $16 Billion State and Federal Effort to clean up Water Pollution and Restore Water Flows to the famed River of Grass. Andy Reid reports for the Sun-Sentinel.
Scott said he Vetoed the Appropriations because there was “Ongoing Litigation.” Bruce Ritchie reports for Politico Florida.
A Huge Nationwide Sweep of Health-Care Fraud Cases announced Thursday inexplicably sidestepped the Biggest Health-Care Fraud in Florida: Addiction Treatment. John Pacenti reports for the Palm Beach Post.
Commissioners Voted 4-1 on Tuesday to keep the Dispensaries from Opening in Collier until December 31 to give the County a chance to Lobby State Lawmakers for more control over the number of Dispensaries that could open. The Associated Press reports via Insurance Journal.
Florida isn’t sending any Voter Data to President Trump’s “Voter Fraud” Commission — at least not now — as Legal Challenges mount. The Tampa Bay Times reports on the commission telling states to hold off.
An $82.418 Billion Budget Approved by the Legislature in this Spring’s Regular Session was the largest in State History. But the Tallahassee-Based Group Florida TaxWatch, puts the final number on spending at $85.158 Billion. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports via SunshineStateNews.com.
Overall, the House Appropriations Subcommittee penciled in $1 Billion for the USGS — $46 Million below what the Agency received in the Last Budget. The Trump Administration called for a $137.8-Million Cut. Rong-Gong Lin II reports for the Los Angeles Times.
Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has Signed Legislation that the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America says will help improve the Legal Climate in that State. Insurance Journal reports.
Federal Aviation Administration Spokesman Ian Gregor would not comment on how close Air Canada Flight 759 came to disaster, citing his Agency’s Ongoing Investigation. The Associated Press reports via Insurance Journal.
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