Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, August 20

Aug 20, 2012


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


There are no Florida insurance-related events scheduled for today.



Daily Insurance-Related News

Citizens Property Insurance Undertakes Top to Bottom Look at Salaries, Travel and Management

With expenses at $1.9 billion a year, Citizens Property Insurance leaders are studying the need to maintain three corporate locations across Florida, the pay and benefits given employees, travel costs, and the overall management structure.


Hurricane Andrew:  Police worked despite personal hardship

I’m retired now, but when Hurricane Andrew struck South Florida I was a Miami-Dade Police sergeant working homicide, the unit that investigated most of the storm deaths.


Florida, Feds Reach Agreement so Search can Resume for Noncitizen Voters

Florida has reached an agreement — in principle — with the federal government so efforts can be restarted to clear noncitizens from the county lists of registered voters.


Blog:  State lawmaker defeats fellow Democrat by 17 votes

An east coast Democratic state legislator has emerged as the winner after a recount following the Tuesday primary election.


Blog:  Barbara Watson declared winner over John Patrick Julien with 13-vote margin in Florida House 107 race

In what is likely to be the closest outcome of any legislative race this season, Miami Gardens Representative Barbara Watson edged out North Miami Beach Representative John Patrick Julien in the contest for House District 107 by a narrow 13 votes, according to a manual recount Saturday by Miami Dade County officials.


Cary Pigman Declared GOP Primary Winner in Florida House District 55

Two of the four machine recounts called for following last Tuesday’s primary — both involving Democrats — are heading to a second overtime.


Florida Senator Joe Negron’s future in state Senate hinges largely on this election cycle

State Senator Joe Negron was an automatic winner in last Tuesday’s primary and his Democratic competition has raised next to nothing for the November matchup.


Four Million U.S. Residences at Risk to Storm Surge

More than four million U.S. residences along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts are at risk of hurricane-driven storm-surge damage, totaling $710 billion in property exposure, says the 2012 CoreLogic Storm Surge Report.


Insurance Captives Finding Home Onshore

The years of dominance enjoyed by off-shore captive domiciles may be coming to an end as more captive formations move.



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