Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, March 2, 2015
Mar 2, 2015
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There are no insurance-related events scheduled for today.
The task is to create laws and policies that will provide affordable flood insurance without government-funded subsidies, and that will reflect the actual risk. Attracting private insurers into the market is the most reasonable solution, the Tampa Tribune Editorial Board says.
What does it mean to own property? Are app-based lodging and transportation services showing the way toward an enlightened age of the Sharing Economy or simply enabling a kindler, gentler gentrification? SaintPetersBlog.com‘s Ryan Ray reviews the issues surrounding AirBnB in Florida.
Florida had one of the largest declines in homeownership in the nation during the past decade, according to new figures released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Associated Press’ Mike Schneider reports for Insurance Journal.
Drivers in Florida can’t be prosecuted for leaving the scene of an accident unless there is proof they knew they were in a crash. The Associated Press’ Gary Fineout reports.
Conservation land purchases, beer growlers, tax cuts, guns on state university campuses, medical marijuana and even where transgender people can go to the bathroom will all be issues that will come up during Florida’s 2015 Legislative Session. Brendan Farrington reports for SaintPetersBlog.com.
- As Florida’s 2015 Session begins: 5 people and 5 issues to watch
- Rick Scott looks to Legislature on campaign promises on taxes, education, environment
- Fragile Peace Keeps Medicaid Expansion Off Legislature’s Agenda
- Chronic prison woes reveal Florida Legislature’s priorities
- Gambling legislation on the move in the Florida Legislature
Florida’s unemployment system has few controls and records incorrect information, a report shows. The Tampa Bay Times’ Michael Van Sickler reports.
A settlement has been reached in a long-running dispute between the nation’s largest homeowners insurer and the state of Texas over premium overcharges. Stephanie K. Jones reports for Insurance Journal.
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