Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Friday, December 27

Dec 27, 2013


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


Sinkholes close Tarpon Springs historic church

A proposed remodeling of church floors suddenly got a lot more complicated after a foundation check revealed a problem, the Tampa Bay Times reports.


Joe Negron Starts 2014 as Favorite Despite Two Challengers

Joe Negron’s chances of being president of the Florida Senate after the 2016 elections remain up in the air. But, as 2013 draws to a close, his odds for retaining his Senate seat in 2014? Excellent, says Jeff Henderson of


Florida legislator says he is running for Hialeah council in 2015

A little more than a month after the Hialeah elections, and amid the Christmas holidays, city politics heated up once more with a new controversy: the upcoming battle over the seat of Councilman José Caragol, who will be challenged by state Rep. Eddy González, Enrique Flor reports for El Nuevo Herald.


Florida House gets a new “big board”

Florida House members will enjoy a new “big board” when the Legislature convenes in March, Tampa Tribune’s James Rosica reports.


Legislators Send Message to Congress, Voters with Memorials

State lawmakers have often sent nonbinding, declarative messages to Congress to score political points back home, make demands on the federal government or publicize their opinions about hot topics, THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Turner reports via


Conservation amendment reaches 500,000 signatures

A proposed constitutional amendment advancing Everglades land conservation has now submitted over 500,000 verified signatures, according to the state Division of Elections, Peter Schorsch reports for


Iconic airboats won’t be part of Everglades culture for much longer

Privately operated airboats, icons of the Gladesmen culture of the Everglades, will be dwindling in number because the Park Service isn’t granting any new licenses, the Miami Herald’s Sue Cocking reports.



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