Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, January 11, 2016

Jan 11, 2016


Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


McCarty Replacement Rumors Start Swirling, Successor has “Huge Shoes to Fill”

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.


Residents in Florida’s “sinkhole alley” could get relief under legislation

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.


Rick Scott tours Southwest Florida community hit by tornado

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


Health Care Deregulation Bills Move Forward

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 Legislative 2016 Session Begins

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.


Lawmakers say ending on time is priority ahead of 2016 Florida Legislative Session

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.


Names to watch as Session unfolds

The Ocala Star-Banner reviews the key players in the 2016 Florida Legislature, which begins its annual session on Tuesday.


Galvano is expecting harmony and action

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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