Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report–Monday, October 20, 2014

Oct 20, 2014


To go directly to the section of your choice, click on a hyperlink below.  Other hyperlinks to meeting information, bills and news are noted in bold type.



Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


There are no events scheduled for today.



Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


Tip of Florida losing ground to rising seas

For more than a decade, scientists have seen Florida’s Cape Sable as the tip of the sword in climate change, the Miami Herald’s Jenny Staletovich reports via the “Naked Politics” blog.


Giant machines help South Florida dissect hurricanes

Florida, the most storm-battered state in the nation, now is home to groundbreaking research that allows scientists to dissect the raw power of hurricanes, the Sun-Sentinel’s Ken Kaye reports.


U.S. Center for Disease Control approves Florida’s Ebola-preparedness requests

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved two requests for enhancing Florida’s Ebola preparedness efforts:  a conference call with health-care workers on best practices and the redirection of $7 million in federal-grant funding for safety equipment and supplies, Orlando Sentinel’s Caitlin Dineen reports.


All Aboard Florida’s New Financing Revealed Prior To Brevard Vote 

Few Floridians know All Aboard Florida has found an alternative to financing most of its proposed $1.6 billion high-speed passenger rail service — and even fewer know how it will affect taxpayers within AAF’s Miami-Orlando corridor, according to Washington, D.C., Nancy Smith reports for


Several cities push at least temporary halt on marijuana businesses

The rush to delay medical marijuana dispensaries from opening in some cities is on, even before Florida voters decide the marijuana measure on November 4.


How a surge in Puerto Rican voters is changing Florida politics

Florida’s I-4 corridor now runs through a swing-vote region undergoing significant demographic change, Luisita Lopez Torregrosa reports for Yahoo News.


“Rick Scott is betting his mansion on Tampa” and other tidbits from the $83 million ad war

For months, TV viewers have been forced to withstand a seemingly endless barrage of vicious ads from Scott and Crist as they try to trash talk their way to the Governor’s Mansion, 30 seconds at a time.  Tampa Bay Times’ Steve Bousquet and Marc Caputo report via the “Naked Politics” blog.


Under Scott, Department of Environmental Protection undergoes drastic change

When Jeb Bush was governor, it took an average of 44 days for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to approve a permit.   That number has been cut to two, Tampa Bay Times’ Craig Pittman reports.


Delaware Makes History With First State-Approved Workers’ Compensaton Municipal Insurance Trust

Delaware history has been made after the Department of Insurance approved and issued a Certificate of Authority for the DeLea Founders Insurance Trust to operate as the first-ever Joint Municipal Insurance Trust for Workers’ Compensation.   National Underwriter’s Hannah Bender reports for


Johnson & Johnson CEO Joins NAPSLO Board of Directors

Johnson & Johnson Inc. CEO, Harry L. Johnson II, was appointed to the NAPSLO Board of Directors and will chair the NAPSLO PAC, National Underwriter’s Hannah Bender reports for




Click here to follow Colodny Fass& Webb on Twitter (@CFTLAWcom)




To unsubscribe from this newsletter, please send an e-mail to Brooke Ellis at