Capitol to Courthouse Daily Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, March 1
Mar 1, 2011
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- Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events
- Daily Florida Insurance-Related Bills Filed for 2011
- Daily Insurance-Related News
- Office of Economic and Demographic Research: Self-Insurance Estimating Conference; 1:30 p.m.
- Risk Management Trust Fund
No insurance-related bills have been filed.
The Legislature will have no shortage of input from business groups in the 2011 session.
Doug Buck, director of governmental affairs for the Florida Home Builders Association, says that dismantling the Department of Community Affairs won’t mean anything unless the state makes significant changes to the overall growth management system.
Hurricane experts are meeting in Miami this week to discuss updates in storm forecasts.
Interview with Florida’s Governor Rick Scott
My father was a truck driver. My parents struggled their whole life.
A bill that would allow juries to hear more evidence and consider the fault of all parties when considering damages in a product liability case is getting the same treatment as other, more comprehensive reform bills in the state Senate.
SunPass may want to rework its slogan from “the less stressway” to “just add to my stressway,” as more Floridians find themselves with thousands of dollars in fines, a suspended license and registration — even behind bars — due to unpaid toll violation tickets.
Aging survivors of the Nazi Holocaust intend to protest outside a fundraiser featuring President Barack Obama to bring attention to an estimated $20 billion in Jewish insurance policies they say were never paid.
The News-Press has asked for my input on a number of fire control issues, and I’ll do my best to address them.
GOP leadership rallies behind veteran Nassau County leader to take Steve Wise’s Senate seat
State Senator Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, has introduced a bill similar to a measure that passed the House last year but died in the Senate, which would have allowed private utilities to charge customers for renewable power.
Two longtime judges are leaving the embattled First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee.
In an interview Friday with The Florida Independent, state Senator Mike Fasano’s legislative assistant said that he was looking forward to hearing what Governor Rick Scott would put in place of Florida’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, which Scott wants to repeal: “If the governor has a better plan, I’d love to hear it.”
Governor Rick Scott is looking to capitalize on the cold weather in the North and will embark on a four-city, two-day tour in an attempt to promote tourism in Florida.
State Senator Joe Negron is on the Innocence Commission of Florida, a panel working to make sure more innocent people are not sent to prison, but the board is not moving fast enough or aggressively enough for him.
Three Central Florida House members and a powerful Jacksonville-area state senator are sponsoring a series of bills that could spark Wisconsin-style labor protests at the state Capitol when the 2011 legislative session convenes next month.
The 2010 elections gave Republicans a veto-proof majority in the Legislature. In the Florida House, Republicans hold an 81-39 majority
Texas Insurance Commissioner Mike Geeslin has determined that the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, commonly known as TWIA, is “in a condition that makes its continuation in business hazardous to the public or to its policyholders.”
The European Union’s highest court on Tuesday barred the insurance industry from charging different rates for men and women, saying the widespread practices amounts to sex discrimination against millions.
A legislative committee debating a measure that would place limits on awards in medical malpractice lawsuits and change some rules for the litigation could vote on the measure early this week.
Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and Google Ventures have invested $42 million in a start-up run by former Google employees, which helps insure farmers against losses from increasingly volatile global weather.
A national insurance advisory organization is filing three endorsements to allow insurers to exclude personal and umbrella liability coverage for injury or damage arising from dogs.
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