Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, January 11, 2016
Jan 11, 2016
Daily Florida Insurance-Related News
News of who will replace Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty has yet to be announced, but whoever takes over will have his or her work cut out for them when McCarty leaves office after 12 years on May 2. Insurance Journal’s Amy O’Connor reports.
- Editorial: Keep consumers first under new Florida insurance chief
- Industry Reacts to McCarty Resignation, Contemplates His Next Move
Homeowners in the “sinkhole alley” area of Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando counties could buy expanded insurance coverage under a bill filed by Senator Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater. Jeff Schweers reports for the Tampa Tribune.
Governor Rick Scott spent a portion of Sunday afternoon in Cape Coral, one day after a tornado swept through the community, Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster reports via SaintPetersBlog.com.
A budget panel Tuesday will take up three bills that are part of a broader push by Florida House leaders to overhaul health-care regulations. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports via WUSF.
Florida lawmakers are about to begin their 2016 session and are hoping to avoid the chaos of 2015, when the House and Senate had a hard time agreeing on anything. The Associated Press reports via WTXL-TV.
Florida’s 2016 Legislative Session that begins Tuesday should unfold much differently than last year’s, according to lawmakers who say they expect less acrimony and no need for extra time to fulfill their obligation to pass a budget. Tia Mitchell reports for the Florida Times-Union.
The Ocala Star-Banner reviews the key players in the 2016 Florida Legislature, which begins its annual session on Tuesday.
When state Senator Bill Galvano lays out his priorities for the upcoming legislative session, it’s worth paying attention. Zac Anderson reports for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
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