Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, January 2
Jan 2, 2014
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There are no events scheduled for today.
While many insurance industry and weather prognosticators try to predict what will happen in 2014, insurance claims public adjuster Tutwiler & Associates is offering its Florida and National Flood Program property insurance claims wish list for 2014.
The Florida Forest Service is equipping its frontline firefighters with GPS units that provide location points on supervisors’ laptops, Orlando Sentinel’s Kevin Spears reports.
Florida will soon begin forwarding the names of suspected noncitizens on the voter rolls to local elections officials, formally kicking off the second version of Gov. Rick Scott’s controversial scrubbing program, THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Brandon Larrabee reports.
A federal judge on Tuesday struck down a Florida law requiring applicants for welfare benefits to undergo mandatory drug testing, ruling it was unconstitutional and shouldn’t be enforced, Associated Press’ Mike Schneider reports via Tampa Tribune.
Talks that formed the basis for Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown’s pension reform proposals over the summer broke the state’s Sunshine Law, a Jacksonville judge ruled Tuesday, Florida Times-Union political columnist Matt Dixon notes the story by Steve Patterson.
Florida saw a 22.3 percent increase in reported hate crimes in 2012 from the prior year, according to a report released Tuesday by Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office, Florida Times-Union’s Matt Dixon reports.
Home resales dipped in November in the year-over-year comparison, the first such downturn since Florida’s slow but steady housing recovery took hold, even as sales prices continue to rise, The Florida Current’s Gray Rohrer.
Some Florida politicians will be glad to see 2013 end, SunshineStateNews.com’s Jeff Henderson reports.
On Sunday, Orlando Sentinel’s Scott Maxwell unveiled the first part of “The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida.”
Education was a hot topic in the Sunshine State during 2013, with a new commissioner taking over and a new set of education standards right around the corner, SunshineStateNews.com’s Alison Nielson reports.
Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon announced that rates for workers’ compensation insurance will decrease in Louisiana effective May 1, 2014, Insurance Journal reports.
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