Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report – Friday, February 16, 2018

Feb 16, 2018

Politifact:   “Mostly True” One-Third Of Floridians Own Guns

Experts agreed there hasn’t been any good research on State Ownership Levels since the early 2000s, when it was around 25 percent, but the number seems to be in the ballpark.  Politifact researchers report.

A Rattled Florida Legislature Concedes it Should do More to Address Mental Health After Parkland School Shooting

Although Republican Lawmakers hesitated to discuss restricting certain weapons or high-capacity magazines, many were more eager to advocate for beefing up Mental Health Services.  The Miami Herald’s Emily L. Mahoney reports for the “Naked Politics” blog.


Florida House Eyes Plan For Health Care During Hurricanes

Sparked by shortages in Special-Needs Shelters during Hurricane Irma, a House Panel on Thursday Approved a Bill that would expand the list of people who could help out in the Facilities during Emergencies.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports via

Senators Back Opioid Bill Amid Continued Talks

A Bill aimed at helping stem the Opioid Epidemic was approved Thursday by a Final Senate Committee.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports via

Brightline:  U.S. Representative Brian Mast Addresses Train Safety in Hearing on Positive Train Control

During a House Transportation and Infrastructure Hearing on Positive Train Control, Mast addressed deaths at at-grade rail crossings in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.  Ali Schmitz reports for

Everyone Elected In This Florida House District Has Pleaded Guilty. Voters Will Try Again

On Tuesday, some of the 34,000 Republican Voters in the District, which includes Flagami, Coral Gables, West Miami and parts of Pinecrest and Cutler Bay, will head to the polls to begin the process of voting for the first time — hopefully — to elect someone who won’t disgrace them.  The Miami Herald’s David Smiley reports.

Letters To The Editor:  “End This Uniquely American Tragedy”

How about Legislation requiring the Buyers of Semi-Automatic Rifles to obtain Liability Insurance?  A reader writes a Letter to the New York Times editor.

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