Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, June 7
Jun 7, 2012
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The failure to strictly follow the requirements for providing policyholders with information about their hurricane deductible does not mean the deductible is unenforceable, Florida’s high court has ruled.
With hurricane season upon us, sensible consumers have been hanging hurricane shutters and putting together a hurricane-preparedness kit.
When he looks at one aspect of the company he runs, Tom Grady gets a sinking feeling.
Florida and Virginia have received good marks in a survey that looks at building codes in hurricane-prone states.
As the 2012 hurricane season takes hold, Florida’s disaster plans for the evacuation and relocation of children in licensed day care centers are lacking, a national study by an international nonprofit children’s aid organization contends.
All state employees — from the governor and chief justice to the janitor and newest clerk — would pay the same for their health insurance, under a recommendation approved Wednesday by a special commission on cutting operating costs of Florida government.
Secretary of State Ken Detzner responded late Wednesday afternoon to the U.S. Department of Justice’s request that Florida stop efforts to purge noncitizens from the state’s voting rolls.
- Florida Governor Scott administration tells Justice Department it’s wrong about voter purge, gives Monday deadline for response
- Statistics show voter fraud is a rare occurrence in Florida
Leon County Elections Supervisor Ion Sancho said that in 2004 third-party groups registered a number of voters equivalent to 13 percent of the county’s November turnout of 136,000.
Representative Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, and former Representative Aaron Bean of Fernandina Beach made it official Wednesday, filing their qualifying paperwork to run for the Florida Senate.
- Blog: Rader to abandon another state Senate bid, challenge Representative Perman in Democratic primary
The Florida Supreme Court is hearing oral argument over a proposed self-incrimination warning for traffic court defendants.
The labor union that represents the state’s corrections officers is trying to block cost-saving measures at the Department of Corrections that limit officers’ ability to visit parolees and probationers in their homes.
If Florida government truly were efficient, universities would offer a full complement of classes all summer.
Watchdog group Integrity Florida says the state led the nation in federal corruption convictions from 2000 to 2010.
Former regulators and legislators have created a new committee aimed at putting pressure on Washington officials to continue to focus on rules and laws aimed at reducing systemic risk in financial markets.
The Louisiana Legislature wrapped up their 2012 session late June 4 by passing S.B. 204 , a bill that would reinstate a partial suspension of the requirement that state-run Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation must charge rates at least 10 percent more than those in the private market.
The Gulf States hurricane Conference is under way in Biloxi, Mississippi, with more than 300 emergency managers and first responders attending from Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Texas.
People living in hurricane prone areas should have a backup tech plan in case a storm hits, because Internet and cell phone connections are likely to go out, FEMA director Craig Fugate said recently during the first day of the Atlantic Hurricane Center.
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