Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, April 6, 2015

Apr 6, 2015


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events

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Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


In southeast Florida, preparations for rising sea levels cross party lines

When it comes to a changing climate, anybody that has any kind of sense has to know that there’s got to be something to look at, Hollywood City Commissioner Patty Asseff tells the Washington Post via


Budget Standoff Will Rule Remainder of Legislative Session

As legislators get back to Tallahassee after the Easter weekend, all eyes are on the Florida Legislature where the two chambers are wide apart on the budget, mostly over Medicaid expansion, Jeff Henderson reports for


Legislature takes hard line on tax credit programs like Enterprise Zones

It is a tough year in the Legislature for Florida businesses who hoped to take advantage of a series of tax credit programs that are now under intense scrutiny.


Senate bill pushes one-year extension on Seminole Tribe gambling compact

A key state lawmaker said Friday that he wants to expand the current gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida for one year to buy time to continue negotiations.  The Miami Herald’s Mary Ellen Klas reports via “The Buzz” blog.


Florida chief financial officer may join list of open offices

Chief financial officer Jeff Atwater has been working the phones in recent days, telling Republican activists and donors that he intends to run for the 2016 Republican U.S. Senate nomination and wants their support.  The Tampa Bay Times’ Adam Smith reports via “The Buzz” blog.


Richard Corcoran takes center stage leading Florida House

By 2007, Richard Corcoran was a well-paid and deeply entrenched Florida political operative tied to several House speakers and Governor Jeb Bush.  The Tampa Bay Times’ Michael Van Sickler tells more about the Florida House Appropriations Chairman.


When insurers cause as much damage as catastrophes

Someone should invent insurance for homeowners insurance, writes Damian Maldonado for






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