Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, March 18
Mar 18, 2013
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Florida’s 2013 Regular Legislative Session
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There are no Florida insurance-related events scheduled for today.
South Florida lawmakers will continue to push this week for changes to the state’s Hurricane Catastrophe Fund, which backs up insurers and gives them the means to offer lower-cost coverage to Floridians.
Across the country, state leaders are debating whether to expand Medicaid as called for under the federal Affordable Care Act.
As the Florida Legislature gears up for the third week of the 2013 session, Senate committees are expected to start taking up four pieces of legislation which have the backing of a growing alliance of business advocates that make up the newly-formed Coalition of Legal Reform.
State and federal environmental authorities have agreed on rules to reduce water pollution, but environmentalists slammed the deal, saying it isn’t tough enough on how much fertilizer and other pollutants should be allowed in Florida waters.
Former Senator Larcenia Bullard, a popular and gregarious figure in the Capitol whose husband and son followed her into the Legislature, has died, according to an aide to her son. She was 65.
The Roadhouse in Orange Park offers patrons cold beer, hot wings and a chance to relax, whether it’s playing one of the tavern’s five sweepstakes machines, shooting pool or having a friendly game of darts.
As the annual press corps political roast unfolded here on Tuesday evening, Governor Rick Scott stared stone-faced, holding a secret, while he watched a reporter spoof his strained relationship with his lieutenant governor, Jennifer Carroll.
Although Rick Scott campaigned on job creation, the Rick Scott Blog Watch calls the governor “the Typhoid Mary to careers.”
The U.S. and Europe are at loggerheads over finding a common regulatory framework for insurers.
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