Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, June 29, 2015
Jun 29, 2015
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Daily Florida Insurance-Related News
The fight over the future of Healthcare in Florida is not over, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling reaffirming the Affordable Care Act. Some hope the court’s latest ruling could push states like Florida to fully implement the law. Lynn Hatter reports for Health News Florida.
The state’s record-setting budget goes into effect on Wednesday, along with 130 other new laws that were produced by the Legislature this year in the regular and special sessions and signed by Governor Rick Scott. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Turner reports via the Tallahassee Democrat.
An investigation by THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA found that the number of judges facing sanctions jumped last year and that the high court is more often seeking harsher penalties than those originally proposed by the state Judicial Qualifications Commission, FlaglerLive.com reports.
State Representative Ray Pilon, claiming “unfinished business,” will not run for the state Senate, instead choosing to seek a last term in the Florida House for 2016. SaintPetersBlog.com’s Phil Ammann reports.
The race to succeed term-limited State Representative Alan Williams in House District 8 – which takes in part of Tallahassee, including the state Capitol – has attracted another Democratic hopeful in Clarence Jackson, former mayor of the Gadsden city of Gretna.
The lethal strain of avian influenza that has swept western and Midwestern states, leading to the mass-killing of nearly 50 million farm-raised chickens and turkeys, has been steadily spreading east. State and federal officials are preparing for the two viruses involved to enter the Atlantic Flyway and reach Florida. The Sun-Sentinel’s David Fleshler reports.
Sherrill Norman will be sworn in Wednesday. The auditor general is a constitutional officer who serves as the state’s independent auditor. The Associated Press reports via the Tampa Tribune.
Delaware’s governor has signed into law a ban on companies adopting rules that could force investors who bring and lose certain lawsuits to pay the company’s legal costs, disappointing business groups. Reuters’ Tom Hals reports via Insurance Journal.
The insurance exchange idea is spreading beyond the health insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act, Linda Koco reports for InsuranceNewsNet.com.d force investors who bring and lose certain lawsuits to pay the company’s legal costs, disappointing business groups. Reuters’ Tom Hals reports via Insurance Journal.
The insurance exchange idea is spreading beyond the health insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act, Linda Koco reports for InsuranceNewsNet.com.
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