Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Friday, August 26
Aug 26, 2011
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9:00 a.m.–Florida Agency for Health Care Administration Long-Term Care Technical Advisory Workshop. 2727 Mahan Drive, Building 3, Conference Room A, Tallahassee, Florida. To view the meeting notice, click here.
Indiantown Non-profit Housing is offering a program to help residents cut their utility bills by making their homes energy-efficient.
The high court strikes down two lower court rulings and sides with State Farm in a dispute over whether or not the parents of a driver had to be covered.
A Hillsborough County man was arrested on charges of intentionally structuring large cash withdrawals to avoid reporting or registration required by Florida law.
Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Liz Dudek talked to HMOs, nursing homes and doctors this week explaining Medicaid waiver negotiations and sweeping new Medicaid managed care changes.
- Editorial: Florida must do a better job of monitoring contracts if federal authorities approve Medicaid proposal
Seven nursing-home firms have filed a federal lawsuit against the state Agency for Health Care Administration in a dispute about releasing records to the spouses of dead nursing-home residents.
Health News Florida is reporting that the state’s health department has released information that shows local health departments have suffered significant layoffs and service cuts due to the state’s budget cuts for public health.
Florida’s chief financial officer wants to crack down on “certain bad actors” in the check-cashing industry.
Floridians who need help taking care of their children now have to pass a drug test first.
Florida’s crime rate is the lowest in 40 years, Governor Rick Scott and law enforcement leaders announced on Tuesday.
A Florida appeals court is siding with the state in a lawsuit that once involved Florida’s incoming banking commissioner.
The state’s five water management districts have slashed their budgets by more than $700 million – about 40 percent – but Governor Rick Scott, who initiated the cuts, wants a little more.
The American Civil Liberties Union and Project Vote announced today that they are intervening in Florida’s effort to win federal approval for its controversial changes to state election laws.
Governor Rick Scott demanded the resignation of Edwin Buss after citing differences in management and philosophy styles.
Governor Rick Scott is keeping a holdover from the administration of Governor Charlie Crist in his job.
An Orlando judge has refused to throw out criminal charges against Jim Greer, former chairman of the Florida GOP, setting aside defense claims that prosecutors and agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement had failed to follow the law as they built their case against the fallen politico.
Governor Rick Scott has declined to review a land-use decision rescinded Tuesday by the Manatee County Commission.
State Senator Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, pushed his “baggy pants” legislation for six years.
Every property owner in North Carolina has a financial stake in the damage risk posed by Hurricane Irene, which could become the first to hit the state since a new method of paying for coastal storm damage allowed for reaching into the pockets of even those who suffer no losses.
Research suggests the sealing of roof deck seams can substantially reduce the damage to a home during a catastrophe.
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