Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Friday, November 9
Nov 9, 2012
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There are no Florida insurance-related events scheduled for today.
As many as 24 other home insurers charge lower rates on average in Palm Beach County than state-run Citizens, according to a state website that some industry groups say can be useful but risks giving a “distorted” picture.
President Barack Obama’s signature health care program, which could extend coverage to most of the 4 million uninsured Floridians, is hardly a done deal in the Sunshine State.
Florida Governor Rick Scott will keep pushing to cut the state’s corporate income tax in the coming year – but in a way that may make it hard for him to keep his promise of eliminating the tax entirely.
Florida Governor Rick Scott, heavily criticized when he refused to use his emergency powers to extend the number of early voting days in the state, now says he’s willing to look at whether changes are needed to make voting go smoother.
It is with a heavy heart that I share news via a most senior Republican leader in the Florida House that one-time Speaker Designate Chris Dorworth will on Friday concede the race for House District 29 after a count of the provisional ballots found Dorworth further trailing his Democratic challenger Mike Clelland.
While U.S. Representative Allen West fights for his political life by demanding more ballots be counted – and, in some cases, recounted – Patrick Murphy kicked off a tour of handshakes and thank-you’s Thursday celebrating the congressional seat he’s sure he has won.
With Florida going into Thursday as the only state in the union that hadn’t determined which presidential candidate won, criticism of the voting system again began to mount and calls arose for a new look at voting procedures.
The Florida Supreme Court shrugged off a challenge to the retention election of three justices Thursday, asking a local trial court to examine the election-eve petition filed by a conservative foundation that questioned their qualifying papers.
Attending the National Realtors annual convention in Orlando on Thursday, Governor Rick Scott emphasized that he intends to pursue further raising the bar to give small businesses a chance to avoid paying taxable income.
Governor Rick Scott said he’s willing to review if improvements can be made to the voting process in Florida.
Northeast Florida must be at the front of the pack when the federal government develops a national plan for moving freight around the country, according to a draft report unveiled Thursday of the region’s freight-moving capabilities.
The board of the state-run insurer of last resort acknowledged that it faced a $56 million deficit due to claims from Hurricane Isaac and lawsuit settlements and hiked commercial rates by 45 percent before granting a $50,000 pay raise to the company’s top executive Thursday.
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