Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report – Monday, May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017


Texts: Florida Fire Station Funding Another Budget Fight Waged Behind Closed Doors

A Fight over Funding for Fire Station Projects was a key cog in hammering out a nearly $2 Billion portion of the State Budget, providing another example of Budget Battles decided without any Public Involvement, according to Text Messages reviewed by POLITICO Florida.  Matt Dixon reports.


Is Uber Safe? People Questioning After Reports of Recent Florida Assaults

In the days after an Uber Driver was Arrested for Allegedly Raping One of His Riders in Jupiter, many have had questions about the Service’s Safety.  Hannah Winston reports for the Palm Beach Post.


Governor Scott Asks Trump Administration to Extend Protections for Haitians

Governor Rick Scott has pressed the Trump Administration to Back Off on Timeline that could result in the Deportation of Thousands of Haitians, many living in Florida.  The Miami Herald’s Patricia Mazzei reports for the “Naked Politics” blog.


Fifth Annual List of Tampa Bay’s 25 Most Powerful Politicians

Now in its Fifth year, SaintPetersBlog/ is offering its Annual List of the Most Powerful Politicians in Tampa Bay.


He Once Tried to Move Florida’s Capital.  That Didn’t Work. But He Got Change Anyway

Former Florida Senator Lee Weissenborn’s most famous “Failure” turned out to be his most substantive win.  The Miami Herald’s Howard Cohen reports.


Florida Department of Environmental Protection Warning Letter: BS Ranch May Have Committed 27 Violations

Earlier this year, Neighbors and Business Owners repeatedly complained about odors coming from the Business that Recycles Human Waste, Out-of-Date Food and Mulch into Soil that is sold to Growers.  John Chambliss reports for the Lakeland Ledger.


AIG Appoints Brian Duperreault President And CEO

 American International Group, Inc. announced today the Appointment of Brian Duperreault as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director effective May 14, 2017. Mr. Duperreault has resigned as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Insurance Group, reports.

·         Hamilton Taps Freda as Chairman, Brown as Interim Group CEO, After Duperreault Resigns

·         AIG Agrees to Acquire Hamilton USA, Partner with Two Sigma, Grow Attune


South Carolina Insurance Director Farmer Elected as NAIC Secretary-Treasurer

Farmer is replacing Former Texas Insurance Commissioner David Mattax, who passed away on April 13.


Albany Regulators Seek to End “Kickbacks” in Title Insurance Industry

For years, State Regulators allege, New York Consumers have taken a Financial Hit from the practice of Real Estate Agents and Lawyers steering Business to specific Title Insurance Agents and Companies.  Joe Mahoney reports for the Lockport Journal.


Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Extends Protections for Policyholders Impacted by August Flooding

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is announcing the issuance of an Emergency Rule which extends Protections for Policyholders impacted by the August Flooding. The Action taken by Commissioner Donelon was Authorized by Governor John Bel Edwards’ Executive Order 2017-11 granting the Commissioner Temporary Authority to suspend certain Regulatory Provisions of the Insurance Code.




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