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Aug 10, 2017


As Hurricane Andrew Memories Fade, Florida Weakens Building Codes

The Building Codes once hailed as the Gold Standard Other States should emulate are under assault.  Alan Gomez writes for USA Today.


Sea Level Rose Faster In The Southeastern U.S.

University of Florida Researchers calculated that from 2011 to 2015, the American Coastline Sea Level did, in fact, Rise Six Times Faster than the Long-Term Rate of Global Increase.  The New York Times’ Justin Gillis reports.


Delray Beach Tries to Reverse Runaway Growth of Sober Homes

Treatment Centers Bill Insurance Companies not just for Drug Tests but also for other services, like Group Counseling, Massage and Acupuncture.  Greg Allen reports for


Pharmacist Bought The Rock’s Old Mansion. Feds Say Money Came From Healthcare Swindle

A Federal Prosecutor summed up the Case against Serge Francois, the Owner of a Single Pompano Beach Pharmacy accused of trying to Fleece $37 Million from TRICARE, a Federal Program that provides Medical Coverage for Military Service Members and their Families.  The Miami Herald’s Jay Weaver reports.


Senators Begin Filing General Bills For 2018 Session

State Senators on Wednesday Filed the first tranche of General Bills for the 2018 Legislative Session.’s Jim Rosica reports.


Florida’s Constitution Commission Suggests September Deadline For Public Proposals

The Commission’s Rules and Administration Committee also Voted to set an October 24 Deadline for Proposals submitted by the Commission’s 37 Members, after an October 10 Deadline for submitting Draft Proposals.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Lloyd Dunkelberger reports via the Orlando Weekly.


Can Congress Bring The National Flood Insurance Program Above Water?

The Debate over Too-Low Premiums and Repetitive Payouts grinds on, even as the thunderheads roll in and the water levels rise.  Michelle Cottle reports for The Atlantic.


Maryland Insurance Administration Names Associate Commissioner of Compliance

The Maryland Insurance Administration has appointed Erica J. Bailey as its Associate Commissioner of Compliance and Enforcement, Insurance Journal reports.




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