Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Jun 11, 2015
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There are no insurance-related events scheduled for today.
Daily Florida Insurance-Related News
Researchers trying to figure out what makes some hurricanes strengthen into catastrophic monsters have a new lab that allows them to generate tropical storm conditions with the flip of a switch. The Associated Press’ Jennifer Kay reports via Insurance Journal.
A federal judge on Wednesday denied a request from Governor Rick Scott that the court intervene in the state’s ongoing negotiations with healthcare regulators over the extension and revamping of a $1 billion government program that pays hospitals for caring for uninsured and under-insured patients. The Miami Herald’s Dan Chang reports via “The Buzz” blog.
Governor Rick Scott on Wednesday signed 55 bills into law. The Palm Beach Post reports the full list via SunshineStateNews.com.
- Rick Scott vetoes “carve out” bill for doctors and chiropractors
- Governor Rick Scott signs 24-hour abortion wait period, utility company reforms
- Scott Approves Experimental Medication for the Dying
Senate President Andy Gardiner gave us a glimpse into how close lawmakers are to a budget compromise this morning, the Tallahassee Democrat’s Sean Rossman reports.
House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement during a special legislative session on much of the Department of Corrections’ $2.3 billion budget, which includes a $43 million increase over the current-year spending. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Dara Kam reports via SunshineStateNews.com.
Former Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll said Wednesday she won’t challenge a preliminary finding by the Commission on Ethics that she twice violated ethics laws by filing inaccurate financial disclosure forms that omitted her income from a veterans’ charity. Steve Bousquet reports for the Miami Herald’s “Naked Politics” blog.
Pennsylvania’s Senate unanimously confirmed Teresa Miller as the state’s insurance commissioner. Miller was appointed to the commissioner post by Governor Tom Wolf and has been serving as the state’s acting insurance commissioner following the governor’s inauguration on January 20, Insurance Journal reports.
As American Pharoah rests in his stall at Churchill Downs, recovering from his Triple Crown victory, his connections will be mapping out the horse’s next moves. Trainer Bob Baffert and owner Ahmed Zayat have already said the colt will continue to run this year, and the declaration has some wondering-how expensive is it to insure a newly-minted sports legend running at 35 miles per hour? The Paulick Report’s Natalie Voss delves into the cost.
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