Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, August 23
Aug 23, 2012
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There are no Florida insurance-related events scheduled for today.
It was the storm no one thought, or no one remembered, could happen.
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.
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.
Governor Rick Scott said Florida is prepared to handle both a hurricane and a national political convention if that occurs next week.
The steady rains that have fallen over North Central Florida for nearly two months now have created more than one type of natural disaster.
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.
The Florida Hospital Association is legally challenging proposed changes in how much hospitals get paid to provide outpatient treatment to workers-compensation insurance patients.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
An administrative law judge says a Florida teacher evaluation rule is invalid.
Governor Rick Scott has gotten a taste of shrimping.
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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