Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, October 28
Oct 28, 2013
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10:00 a.m.–Florida Automobile Joint Underwriting Association meeting. Discussion of procedures and duties of the Producer Review Committee. Teleconference: 877-826-6967; conference ID: 2867636526. To view the meeting notice, click here.
Drivers may not see the drop in auto insurance premiums promised by lawmakers and insurance companies when legislation was passed in 2012 that aimed at curbing fraud and lowering claims, The Florida Current’s Gray Rohrer reports.
State Senator Maria Sachs once again floats regulations of the parasailing industry, by refilling a bill in the Legislature known as the “White-Miskell Act,” Peter Schorsch of SaintPetersBlog.com reports.
Florida Governor Rick Scott told Republican women Sunday his re-election “will be the biggest race in the country” next year and that winning it can change country’s direction back toward Republican economic policies, Bill Cotterell reports for The Florida Current.
During the Florida Democratic Party’s state conference this weekend, Alex Sink of Tampa appeared to move closer to running for the Pinellas County U.S. House seat vacated by the death of Rep. C.W. Bill Young – not in her own words but in words spoken about her, William March writes for the Tampa Tribune.
Florida’s food programs are bracing for cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that kick in Friday – while watching warily as U.S. House and Senate conferees prepare to negotiate a federal farm bill, which could have much more far-reaching consequences for hungry Floridians, THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Margie Menzel reports via the Miami Herald.
Draft springs protection legislation being prepared by Senator David Simmons would designate 21 “outstanding Florida springs” and require the establishment of springs protection zones around them, The Florida Current’s Bruce Ritchie reports.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, has announced a bipartisan legislative solution to fix the National Flood Insurance Program and ensure changes are implemented affordably.
Southern England is girding for 90 mile-per-hour winds as the biggest storm since 1990 is forecast to fell trees and damage buildings, Bloomberg reports via Insurance Journal.
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