Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report–Monday, February 2, 2015

Feb 2, 2015


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


Insurance commissioner doing better under Rick Scott than Charlie Crist, Florida Chamber says

Florida Chamber of Commerce leaders will not enter the debate between Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet members about longtime state Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty.  Phil Ammann reports for


Climate fix for rising seas could foul Miami’s Biscayne Bay 

Last fall as Miami Beach triumphantly drained its streets, beating back seasonal King Tide flooding that has come to symbolize the perils of climate change, scientists got a different view of what the future may hold: one of the world’s most celebrated beaches surrounded by water too foul for swimming.  The Miami Herald reports via


Florida appeals court to re-hear red light camera case

A state appeals court will stick by a decision on red-light cameras that many cities worry could leave them facing millions of dollars in lawsuits, Christopher Guinn reports for the Lakeland Ledger.


Another former state agency head blasts Rick Scott 

A story penned by the Miami Herald’s Julie Brown and Mary Ellen Klas that features another deposed government agency head in Tallahassee – in this case, former Department of Corrections head Mike Crews – accusing staffers in Rick Scott’s office of political interference with his job.  Mitch Perry notes the story on


Bills to set up Amendment 1 groundwork filed

A state Senator who has been a point-person on water policy in recent years filed bills Friday laying the groundwork for implementing a new constitutional amendment that will take up a lot of time – and money – this legislative session.  Matt Dixon reports via Scripps “Political Fix Florida” blog.


Florida Without Oranges

A disease is decimating the citrus industry, leading some to wonder what’s next for parts of the Sunshine State.  Alana Semuels reports for The Atlantic.


Nationwide Insurance Stands By Controversial Super Bowl Ad

In a year of serious Super Bowl ads, Nationwide insurance’s spot about a young boy “who couldn’t grow up” got plenty of backlash on social media from viewers who found it too dark for the big game.  Nathalie Tadena reports for the Wall Street Journal.




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