Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, April 15
Apr 15, 2013
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Florida’s 2013 Regular Legislative Session
- Click here for today’s Senate block calendar
- Click here for today’s House of Representatives block calendar
12:30 p.m.–Florida Surplus Lines Service Office (“FSLSO”) Audit Committee meeting. Agenda includes discussion of the 2012 FSLSO Financial Audit. Tallahassee, Florida. To view the meeting notice, click here.
1:00 p.m.–FSLSO Board of Governors meeting. Tallahassee, Florida. To view the meeting notice, click here.
From New Guinea to New York City, the earth is opening up underneath us. A sign of the Apocalypse? No, a sign of another sinkhole – which while scary and sometimes deadly – is a lesson in science more than a lesson in religion.
A few years ago, Sharon Likins learned about the state government’s bounty of unclaimed money turned over by banks, insurance companies and other businesses, the Miami Herald’s Jay Weaver reports.
Karen Cyphers reports on SaintPetersBlog.com that, This week, as House and Senate committees take up three alternative plans to Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, two main factors separate these proposals: first, whether they will accept federal funds; and second, whether they create a publicly-administered program or offer vouchers instead.
- Senator Negron not ready to give up on Senate health plan
- Florida religious leaders to pressure legislators to cover more uninsured
Florida Blue is looking to expand beyond the current law, in an effort to ensure stability under the Affordable Care Act, Jacksonville Business Journal’s Michael Clinton blogs.
In August, Universal Health Care Group was crumbling. Regulators circled. Bankruptcy loomed. Tampa Bay Times Staff Writers Susan Taylor Martin and Jeff Harrington delve deep into the rise and fall of the St. Petersburg-based health insurer.
The House passed a $74.4 billion spending plan for the 2013-2014 fiscal year Friday, setting up budget talks with the Senate in the remaining three weeks of the legislative session.
The Florida Current’s Bill Cotterell reports that Republican Party leaders meet at Walt Disney World for quarterly pep talk. Governor Rick Scott tells the RPOF’s executive board that the party can’t lose next year if it makes its positive message heard.
First quarter campaign finance reports have been released for state races and Representative Jimmy Patronis, R-Panama City, leads the pack of lawmakers and aspiring politicians in the area, having raised $90,585, Panama City News Herald’s Matthew Beaton reports.
If a purse with $900 is stolen, the victim probably would call the police. If a computer hacker steals $900 from that same person’s bank account, what then? Call the police? Could they even help?
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