Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report – Monday, October 09, 2017

Oct 9, 2017

Colodny Fass Lobbyist Katie Webb Featured On “Best Lobbyist” Influence Magazine Cover Today

Not just among the Best Female Lobbyists, but among the Best Lobbyists, “Period,” proclaims the cover of today’s Influence Magazine featuring Colodny Fass Tallahassee Managing Partner Katie Webb. 

Mobile Homes Often Lack Insurance Against Wind Damage

When you only pay $10,000 to $15,000 for a Home, Insurance doesn’t make sense.  A reader says.

Northeast Florida Farmers Race To Salvage Crops, Replant, Recover From Hurricane Irma

A month after Hurricane Irma inflicted almost $2.6 Billion in Total Agricultural Damage Statewide, Northeast Florida Farmers still scramble to recover from shredded crops, flooded fields, flattened farm buildings and a delayed planting season.  Teresa Stepzinski reports for the Florida Times-Union.

A Puerto Rico Exodus Could Reshape Florida Politics

Florida is Home to over One Million Puerto Ricans.  The New York Times’ Michael Tackett reports.

As Legislative Session Looms, Florida Lawmakers Get To Work

Senator Bill Montford has assembled a Panel of Business Leaders and Experts to understand how damaging of a hit Irma delivered to Florida.  James Call reports for the Tallahassee Democrat.

How 4 A.M. Chats Persuaded Miami’s Republican Mayor To Care About Sea-Level Rise

Plans to create Water Systems that rely heavily on gravity to flush water out of the streets had no projections for where water tables would lie 20 and 30 years down the road.  David Smiley reports for the Miami Herald.

Florida Lawmakers Must Protect Tourism By Addressing Illegal Rentals

Alarmingly, Short-Term Rental Platforms are being exploited by Commercial Operators who run Illegal Hotels without adhering to Florida’s Commercial Rental Laws.  The American Hotel & Lodging Association tells

Storms Ravaged The South, And Now Prices Of Used Cars Are On The Rise As Supply Tightens

In the days and weeks since Harvey made Landfall, Automakers have been earnestly shuttling cars and incentive dollars to Texas and Florida, shifting the balance and availability of cars across the Country.  Brian Chee reports for the New York Daily News.

Florida’s Elder Care Watchdog Referring Fewer Complaints For Investigation

The Department of Elder Affairs, which includes the Ombudsman Program, attributes the decline to an increase in visits by Volunteer Ombudsmen, stopping problems before they grow into the sort of serious issues requiring further Investigation.  The Sun-Sentinel’s Dan Sweeney reports.

Florida Hospital Used Telemedicine During Irma

Often regarded as more of a luxury than a necessity, the Service was offered Free of Charge Statewide by Florida Hospital Centra Care and Baptists Health of South Florida.  Michael Finch reports for the Daily Commercial.

Bright Futures Is Florida Senate President’s Top Priority For 2018

In his Second — and Last — Year as Senate President, Negron aims to boost State University Scholarships and cement the Funding into State Law.  He told on Friday.

The Disappearing Florida Bank

Today, just 137 Lenders call Florida Home.  John Hielscher reports for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

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