Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report–Friday, October 10, 2014
Oct 10, 2014
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2:00 p.m.–Florida Insurance Guaranty Association Finance and Audit Committee meeting. Tallahassee, Florida. To view the meeting notice, click here.
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater touted the arrests of more than 100 immigrant agriculture workers last July as an effort to crack down on the costly problem of workers’ compensation fraud. Laura Wides Munoz reports for ClaimsJournal.com.
A Leon County circuit judge said Thursday the state is not required to pay the attorneys’ fees of voting-rights groups and individual voters who successfully challenged a 2012 congressional redistricting plan, THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Saunders reports via the Orlando Sentinel.
Unpaid unemployment claims keep mounting in Florida, which now ranks last in the nation at providing timely relief for jobless workers, Michael Van Sickler reports for the Tampa Bay Times.
With Florida’s gubernatorial debates getting underway, Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie on Thursday filed a lawsuit to try to get included in a televised debate next week in Broward County, THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports via the Orlando Sentinel.
Despite much lip service from both parties about minority-voter outreach, no Republican candidates agreed to appear at this weekend’s NAACP Convention, THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Saunders and Dara Kam report via SunshineStateNews.com.
Two Florida politicians best known for their time in the U.S. Senate — former U.S. Senator Connie Mack, R-Fla., and U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, D-Fla. — went to bat for their candidates in the hotly contested gubernatorial race on Tuesday. Kevin Derby reports for SunshineStateNews.com.
The race for Florida Chief Financial Officer is between incumbent Republican Jeff Atwater, the former banking executive and Florida Senate president, and Democratic challenger Will Rankin – businessman, Army vet and former Ohio State Treasury official, Tampa Tribune’s James Rosica reports.
Not since the rafter crisis of 1994 has the United States received so many Cuban migrants, Frances Robles reports for the New York Times.
The Financial Stability Oversight Council has never outlined the steps that institutions need to take to remove their SIFI designation, Paul Kupiec points out in American Banker magazine.
Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler recently disciplined several insurance companies, agents and brokers who violated state insurance regulations, Insurance Journal reports.
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