Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, June 17

Jun 17, 2013


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


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



Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


Opinion:  Florida Association for Insurance Reform Says State Regulators Helping Consumers

Recently, the Board of Citizens Property Insurance approved a controversial deal allowing Heritage Insurance to offer homeowners coverage to 60,000 Citizens policy holders, writes Florida Association for Insurance Reform President and CEO Jay Neal in this editorial opinion for the Sun-Sentinel.  


U.S. Representative Joe Garcia sponsors bill to halt flood insurance rate hike

Cost rises when a home is sold and for homes built before 1974 flood map

U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia, D-South Florida, has co-sponsored legislation to block the implementation of rate increases by the National Flood Insurance Program for the Florida Keys and other coastal areas, reports Timothy O’Hara for


Meet State Farm Agent Mike Hill, Florida’s Newest Legislator

When Pensacola’s Mike Hill soared to an easy electoral victory in Tuesday night’s special election to replace the late Rep. Clay Ford, he did more than become Florida’s newest legislator: he made history, becoming the Panhandle’s first black Republican elected to the Legislature in 126 years, writes Eric Giunta for

Florida lawmakers still no closer to Medicaid deal

Two House Republicans unwittingly revived hopes this month that lawmakers could compromise on a proposal to expand Medicaid, Tia Mitchell reports for Tampa Bay Times.


Governor Scott signs 60 new bills into law

Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation Friday to speed executions in Florida, despite warnings that innocent prisoners will die, Bill Cotterell reports for The Florida Current.


Blog:  Appeals court upholds Florida’s political disclaimer law

On Friday, the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower-court judge, upholding Florida’s law that requires political disclaimers on ads along with the disclosure of information about who contributes money to political committees, Karen Cyphers reports for


THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA:  Democrats Not Concerned Who Challenges Rick Scott

Democrats gathering for their annual fundraising dinner at the Westin Diplomat Resort on Saturday were certain of one thing: They will defeat Republican Gov. Rick Scott in a little more than a year, writes Brandon Larrabee for THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA.


Update on Governor’s France Mission

Gov. Rick Scott is headed to Paris to look for jobs. He left Friday for the eponymous international air show that begins Monday and is considered the world’s leading aviation and space event, The Florida Current reports.



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