Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, September 15, 2015
Sep 14, 2015
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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events
- Florida Automobile Joint Underwriting Association (“FAJUA”) Committee meetings. Tampa, Florida. To view the meeting notice, click here.
- 3:00 p.m.–Producer Review Committee
- 3:30 p.m.–Audit/Budget/Finance Committee
Daily Florida Insurance-Related News
Florida Governor Rick Scott on Friday appealed a decision by President Barack Obama’s administration to turn down the state’s request for a federal disaster declaration for the August rains that flooded the Tampa Bay region. The Tampa Bay Times’ Jeremy Wallace reports via “The Buzz” blog.
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has approved the removal of up to 181,909 personal residential policies and 2,591 commercial residential/non-residential polices from Citizens Property Insurance Corporation.
The Governor and Legislature should want to know if Floridians are being overcharged for insurance. They do. But they don’t want to know about property insurance, says Randy Schultz in this Sun-Sentinel editorial opinion.
Developments in the battle over regulating new, freelance-based ride-for-hire companies in Florida are coming fast and furious this month. The Palm Beach Post’s Eliot Kleinberg reports.
Minnesota is the only state that requires almost all general aviation aircraft owners to have a minimum liability insurance coverage, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reports.
After an ugly blowup ended last month’s special session on congressional redistricting, the House and Senate return to the Capitol for the first time this week. John Kennedy reports for the Palm Beach Post.
- Monday is deadline for parties in redistricting trial to submit proposed maps
- Bill Galvano calls redistricting issue “more difficult than anything I’ve ever experienced”
- Judge gives redistricting parties extra time for maps
State Representative Richard Corcoran, from Land O’Lakes in Pasco County, will be designated speaker of the Florida House on Wednesday for the two-year term beginning in November 2016, the Miami Herald’s Mary Ellen Klas reports.
In a nearly hour-long presentation, Republican Party of Florida chairman Blaise Ingoglia laid out his plan to develop the party’s data capabilities and expand its base heading into a presidential election cycle not often kind to Republicans. Matt Dixon reports for PoliticoFlorida.com.
Two telecommunications companies contend in a new lawsuit that the administration of Governor Rick Scott is flouting the state’s public records law, the Associated Press reports via the Tampa Tribune.
Florida’s law enforcement agencies are struggling under the weight of more demands on their time and not enough money to keep pace. The Tampa Bay Times’ Jeremy Wallace reports via “The Buzz” blog.
Florida Senator Dorothy Hukill has filed legislation to further drop the state tax on cellphone service and cable and satellite television. Jim Rosica reports for SaintPetersBlog.com.
With Florida on pace to host a record 100 million visitors this year, the state’s tourism infrastructure is being challenged like never before, the Associated Press explains via SaintPetersBlog.com.
In late 2014, GOP leaders in Florida were pretty certain of a couple of things: Marco Rubio would never run for president if his mentor, Jeb Bush, did; and if either ran, he would be a lock to win Florida’s Republican presidential primary. The Tampa Bay Times’ Adam Smith analyzes.
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