Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Friday, October 16, 2015
Oct 16, 2015
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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events
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Daily Florida Insurance-Related News
After more than six months of wrangling, the state and federal governments on Thursday finalized a deal that will bring $1.6 billion in supplemental Medicaid dollars to Florida between now and June 30, 2017. Christine Sexton reports for PoliticoFlorida.com.
Pasco County, Florida officials have learned that flooding this past summer could end up costing the county more than $107 million in repairs, the Associated Press reports via Insurance Journal.
Florida commercial pools are required to carry low voltage lighting which is survivable in an accident. But residential pools can carry deadly high voltage. Miami CBS Local reports.
House Democratic Leader Mark Pafford of West Palm Beach was named Thursday chief executive officer of Florida CHAIN, the statewide health advocacy organization.
Florida lawmakers want to curb rising costs in healthcare. But they’re at odds over how to do that, Lynn Hatter reports for Health News Florida.
In what may be one of the most expensive do-overs in Florida political history, lawmakers return Monday in special session to complete something they failed to get right three years ago – the realignment of state Senate district boundaries to accommodate population growth. Mary Ellen Klas and Steve Bousquet report for the Miami Herald.
On October 14th, just a few days before special session begins, the state legislature released six proposed base maps for its state Senate lines. SaintPetersBlog.com’s Matthew Isbell analyzes them.
In a stinging blow to opponents of the state’s anti-gerrymandering amendments, a federal court this week has thrown out a lawsuit filed by two Florida Republican Party officials who claimed the new law violated the constitution because it had a “chilling effect” on their free speech and petition rights. The Miami Herald’s Mary Ellen Klas reports.
Texas Insurance Commissioner David Mattax has denied a request by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association to increase limits of liability for residential and commercial properties it insures along the Texas coast, Insurance Journal reports.
North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin plans to seek re-election in 2016, Insurance Journal reports.
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