Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Friday, August 10
Aug 10, 2012
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There are no insurance-related events scheduled for today.
Plans to address sea level rise should be flexible and some could wait about five years for science to be more precise, experts said Thursday at a workshop in Tallahassee for planners and other state and local officials.
The Florida Division of Insurance Fraud recently arrested two Sarasota restaurant owners for violating workers’ compensation insurance laws.
The U.S. Department of Justice has sent subpoenas to nine of the largest counties in South Florida, Tampa Bay and Central Florida, demanding extensive information over how they identified and purged potential noncitizens from the voter rolls.
The thousands of layoffs stemming from the end of the space shuttle program this past summer hit the Space Coast hard, but the economic effects of continue to reverberate one year later.
Thousands of new jobs were put on a fast track Thursday when Governor Rick Scott OK’d $24.4 million in state funding for a channel widening and deepening project at Port Canaveral.
Florida reported 48 mass layoffs in the second quarter of the year, impacting 5,778 workers, up from 20 in the first three months, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
It’s full-speed ahead on a privately financed, $1 billion plan that will launch fast, hourly passenger rail service between downtown Miami and Orlando by 2014, Florida East Coast Industries officials said.
Registered Republicans alone will pick the successor for Jim Norman’s old state Senate seat representing parts of northwest Hillsborough and central and eastern Pasco counties.
In an election year with everyone talking about jobs, Florida legislative contests between business and labor interests usually pit conservative Republicans against working-folk Democrats.
The population in Lee and Collier counties is estimated to have increased since 2010, likely due to an increase in baby boomers looking for second homes, retirees moving to Florida, people taking advantage of lower housing prices and a slightly stronger job outlook.
The government’s consumer-lending watchdog proposed new rules Thursday aimed at protecting homeowners from unexpected costs and shoddy service by companies that collect their monthly mortgage payments.
In Scottsdale, Arizona, any new home must come equipped with fire sprinklers, a decades-old rule lauded by fire safety advocates nationwide.
In a potentially huge victory for the state and businesses covered by liability insurance, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that those who buy policies from multiple insurers for damage that occurs over a long period, like water pollution, can collect separately from every insurer for major losses.