Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, August 23

Aug 23, 2012


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


There are no Florida insurance-related events scheduled for today.



Daily Insurance-Related News


Tom Gallagher, Florida Insurance Commissioner During Andrew, Remembers the Storm-and Assesses Its Game-Changing Impact

It was the storm no one thought, or no one remembered, could happen.


Tropical Storm Isaac Strengthening; Floridians, Citrus Growers Begin to Worry

Fears of damage to the country’s top citrus-growing region pushed benchmark November frozen concentrated orange juice up 5.6 percent to a six-week high of $1.2185 per lb in early trade.


State email system switch comes amid storm preparations

As state emergency managers keep an eye on an approaching Tropical Storm Isaac they’ll be communicating, at least for a few hours overnight, without email.


Florida Governor Scott:  Florida is prepared for hurricane and Republican National Convention

Governor Rick Scott said Florida is prepared to handle both a hurricane and a national political convention if that occurs next week.


More Rain May Mean More Sinkholes  

The steady rains that have fallen over North Central Florida for nearly two months now have created more than one type of natural disaster.


Personal Injury Protection insurance reform savings unlikely to materialize quickly 

A much heralded change to Florida’s no-fault automobile insurance law likely won’t reduce policyholder premiums but may slow the increase in rates, according to a report released Tuesday by state regulators.


Blog:  Florida hospitals fight workers compensation changes  

The Florida Hospital Association is legally challenging proposed changes in how much hospitals get paid to provide outpatient treatment to workers-compensation insurance patients.


State Government:  Ruling May Help Scott Limit Florida’s Burgeoning Medicaid Program  

Despite the political setback in the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on health care reform for Florida Governor Rick Scott, a key provision may allow him and other Republican leaders to reach a long-sought goal:  Limiting Florida’s burgeoning Medicaid program.


Florida Republican National Convention delegates named-finally

With only five days to go before the Republican National Convention opens in Tampa, the state Republican Party finally has named the appointed delegates and alternates to the convention.


Florida to face stiffer Republican National Convention penalties if it moves up primary date again

If Florida Republicans think they were treated harshly for moving up their 2012 presidential primary to January, wait until they try something like that in 2016.


Blog:  Feds warn of possible anarchist attacks, attempts to tie up Tampa Bay area bridges during Republican National Convention

Two television news networks are reporting that federal agencies Wednesday warned state and local law enforcement officials about violent threats believed posed by anarchist extremists and possible plans to tie up the Tampa Bay area’s bridges during next week’s Republican National Convention.


Tampa Bay gets sent home with a bad infrastructure report card

If all this talk of political conventions and hurricanes gets you down, then this report from the American Society of Civil Engineers isn’t going to help any.


Governor Rick Scott says no to more days for early voting in Florida  

Democrats accused Republican Governor Rick Scott of bullying the supervisor of elections in Monroe County on Wednesday, the latest salvo in the high-stakes battle over early voting in the November elections in Florida.


Florida House contender Nikasha Wells cited for late filings 

Royal Palm Beach resident and former State House candidate Nikasha Wells has been fined for the third time for failing to file her campaign treasurer’s reports by the state-required deadline.


Adena Ranch to slash its request for water

Adena Springs Ranch announced Wednesday that it was cutting by 60 percent the amount of water it was asking from Florida regulators for its future cattle ranch in Fort McCoy.


Case over barrel racing license rolls on

The clash between traditional quarter horse racing associations and the owners of a new track that offers betting on barrel racing – the first of its kind in the United States – continued on Wednesday.


Judge invalidates Florida teacher evaluation rule

An administrative law judge says a Florida teacher evaluation rule is invalid.


Florida Governor Rick Scott catches shrimp during his Florida work day

Governor Rick Scott has gotten a taste of shrimping.


If Yesterday’s Big Storms Struck Today

There have been 28 storms in U.S. history since 1900 which if they were happen today would each cause $10 billion or more in insured losses.




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