Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, March 19
Mar 19, 2012
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There are no insurance-related events scheduled for today.
Florida lawmakers have put taxpayers at risk by not reforming the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund or Citizen’s Property Insurance Corp. in advance of the 2012 hurricane season, an insurance executive has warned.
County awaits feds to reimburse coast of some 2004-05 repairs
Brevard County was supposed to get money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for replacement of a fishing pier, recreation facilities and maintenance buildings that were damaged in hurricanes and tropical storms during 2004 and 2005.
This document includes background information, quick facts, frequently asked questions and additional resources about CS/CS/HB 119.
The 1st District Court of Appeal found that the legal battle over mandatory pension contributions by public employees presents issues of great public importance that the high court should resolve as quickly as possible.
Steven Harris M.D. is acting as director of the Florida Department of Health, it was announced Tuesday by Department of Health and the Governor’s Office. The department must be run by a physician.
Ken Detzner wasn’t looking for a new job, but Governor Rick Scott gave him one anyway.
The roughly $70 billion budget passed by the state Legislature cuts more than $30 million from clerks of court across the state, and while it’s not clear exactly how much of those cuts will affect Bay County officials say they are prepared for the worst.
Ralph and Michael Chancey have gotten some great deals on real estate.
Now it gets interesting. Redistricting could force several incumbent Palm Beach County legislators to fight each other for reelection this year while leaving two state House seats wide open.
Here’s what passed, what failed and what you need to know about budget and tax issues passed by state lawmakers.
Florida business interests were able to pass most of their agenda, but they weren’t able to prevent physicians from dispensing repackaged drugs for workers’ compensation patients proved futile.
After a 2011 session marked by major changes to employee pensions and attempts to make more sweeping changes to state employee health benefits, lawmakers were much more modest in changes proposed this year, and many of them did not pass.
The first time Florida Senator Chris Smith, a Fort Lauderdale Democrat, ran for office, he was just three years out of law school – a 28-year-old who still believed in the power of his lucky navy blue suit.
Florida’s Sunshine Law is among the nation’s strongest pieces of open government legislation, a study released Monday said.
Following the election of a multimillionaire businessman as governor and stronger-than-ever Republican majorities in the Legislature, last year’s law-making session was a bit like Christmas-come-early for Florida’s business lobby.
The state would give $2.5 million to each insurance company that meets benchmarks for covering south Alabama properties currently enrolled with Alabama’s insurer of last resort under a bill filed in the Alabama Legislature.
A state lawmaker has been ousted from his leadership position, a day after voting against a tax break sought by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.
The Financial Services Roundtable wants the Treasury Department to use the Federal Insurance Office to coordinate all federal-agency activities regarding insurance in order to ensure that onerous and duplicative federal intervention in the insurance business does not occur.
An elderly Hollywood Hills resident whose home was nearly destroyed when a dump truck crashed into it, rupturing a gas line and causing an explosion, was awarded more than $8 million after jurors found that his insurance company of more than 50 years failed to honor its contract.
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