Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report – Thursday, May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016
It’s been four years since reforms were put into place with promises that auto insurance premiums would go down. Florida drivers pay some of the highest auto insurance rates in the country. Instead the NBC 6 Investigators found premiums have gone up.
Edison Insurance Co. has launched an online quoting system that offers specific premium quotes for homeowners insurance coverage in Florida, Insurance Journal reports.
Governor Rick Scott met with Congressional leaders on Zika preparedness on Wednesday, SunshineStateNews.com reports.
Governor Rick Scott’s cherished job recruiting agency is about to undergo significant change after the Legislature rebuffed him on his top legislative priority. The Miami Herald’s Jeremy Wallace reports via the “Naked Politics” blog.
Federal charges were filed against 22 retail store owners or operators in connection with schemes to illegally redeem food stamp benefits for cash, WPTV reports.
During last year’s legislative session, Florida passed a law that prevented the Department of Children and Families, which administers SNAP in Florida, from asking for a waiver from food stamp work requirements in areas of high unemployment. Instead DCF would have to get legislative approval. Wilson Sayre reports for WUSF.
While Orlando lawyer John Morgan may be identified with Florida’s effort to legalize medical marijuana, the biggest figure in the campaign apparently is an opponent — Las Vegas casino titan Sheldon Adelson. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports via the Palm Beach Post.
Senator Anitere Flores, R-Miami, raised $81,335 last month for what is expected to be a fierce campaign in a South Florida Senate district, bringing her overall total to more than $600,000, according to a newly filed finance report. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports via SayfieReview.com.
Scott announced Wednesday he plans to embark on an economic trade mission to Louisiana this summer. He made the announcement during the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors meeting, Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster reports for FloridaPolitics.com.
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