Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, June 9

Jun 9, 2011


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events

There are no insurance-related events scheduled today.



Daily Insurance-Related News


U.S. Representative Tom Rooney claims $1 spent on disaster mitigation saves $4 later

Tom Rooney, a Republican whose Florida district includes parts of both the east and west coasts, introduced three bills related to insurance premiums or mitigation from hurricanes and other disasters.


Florida’s HomeWise Insurance Completes Merger with First Home

HomeWise Insurance Co. and First Home Insurance Co. have completed their previously-announced merger.


New hurricane model’s impact on insurance rates unclear

With the 2011 hurricane season just a few days old, a study that Insurance companies use to determine homeowner premiums has predicted that if Florida is hit, widespread damage to the interior part of the state could be greater than ever realized.


Volusia County to unveil new flood maps

The new maps, which designate hazard areas, are tools to determine flood insurance rates and point out danger zones in an effort to protect lives and property.


Judge raises questions in red light camera debate

A Broward judge has ruled that law enforcement officers cannot ticket drivers for running red lights. It’s another piece of legal wrangling in the ongoing dispute over red light cameras.


Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos:  More need protection under Medicare reform

Liberal politicians and media pundits in Washington have repeatedly sold us a false paradigm that we can either reform government spending, or we can protect the promise we’ve made to Americans in need, including seniors.


Florida asks U.S. Justice Department to sign off on state’s new elections law

Florida officials asked the U.S. Justice Department Wednesday to approve the state’s sweeping new elections law for five counties that need such preclearance under the federal Voting Rights Act.


Florida Tax Collections On the Rise

Florida tax collections are rising, reflecting a national trend as state revenues increase with a slowly improving economy.


Digital versus paper debate goes before Supreme Court

The Florida Bar has proposed a change that would require most case pleadings to be sent by email instead of sending paper documents through the mail.


Familiar face returns to briefly take over agency

The State Board of Education on Wednesday selected former Education Commissioner John Winn to fill in as interim replacement for outgoing Commissioner Eric Smith.


Editorial:  So long, Jackson Lab

Jackson Laboratory, which sought to build a facility first in Collier County then in Sarasota County, is taking its high-paying jobs and revolutionary molecular research jobs to another state.


Louisiana insurance fraud investigators may carry guns

A day after two unarmed Louisiana Insurance fraud investigators were gunned down while looking into a case, the state insurance commissioner said on Wednesday that his department may have their agents carry weapons.


State Farm Chief Executive Officer Named U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Vice Chair

Edward Rust Jr., chairman and CEO of State Farm, has been elected vice chairman of the board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.


Bermuda-Canada Tax Agreement Effective July 1

An agreement between Canada and Bermuda on the exchange of tax information will take effect July 1, according to Paula A. Cox, Bermuda premier and minister of finance.





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