Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, November 8

Nov 8, 2012


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events

4:00 p.m.–Florida Workers’ Compensation Joint Underwriting Association Investment Committee meeting;  To view the agenda, click here.



    Daily Insurance-Related News

    Blog:  Obamacare is here to stay, but will Florida play along?

    With the Republican effort to repeal Obamacare coming up short, the health care industry in Florida is waiting to see whether the Legislature will start participating in the law.


    Blog:  That didn’t take long — Florida Senate President Designate Don Gaetz, Florida House Speaker Designate Will Weatherford release interim committee meeting schedule

    The campaigns are over and the business of governing must begin.


    Blog:  Provisional ballots are Florida Representative Chris Dorworth’s best, last hope

    With Representative Chris Dorworth trailing by 37 votes to Democrat Mike Clelland in House District 29, the Seminole County elections canvassing board will meet Thursday to consider provisional ballots.


    THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA:  Number of Votes Cast Is a Record for Florida

    Nearly 8.4 million Florida voters cast ballots in the 2012 general election, a record number that pushed voter turnout over 70 percent and may have changed forever both parties’ strategies for getting out the vote.


    Florida Democrats think 2012 gains will pay off in 2014

    Florida Democrats showed signs of a political revival in this year’s general election, sweeping statewide races and gaining seats in both chambers of the Legislature.


    State Representative Larry Lee Jr.:  GOP’s negative ads helped him win Florida House District 84

    Newly elected state Representative Larry Lee Jr. said he believes late-campaign negative advertising targeting him may have backfired among some voters.


    Blog:  Mike LaRosa, replacement for Mike Horner, surprisingly wins in Florida House District 42

    Little more than a month ago, LaRosa entered the House District 42 race after Representative Mike Horner, R-Kissimmee, dropped out because of being linked to a prostitution investigation.


    Blog:  Congressman Allen West seeks injunction to impound ballots, voting machines

    Republican U.S. Representative Allen West wants courts to order elections officials to impound ballots and voting machines in preparation for a recount following his narrow loss to Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy.


    Blog:  Former Florida GOP Chair Jim Greer trial moving forward after sides reach email agreement

    The attorney for former Florida GOP chair Jim Greer says it’s conceivable his criminal fraud case could begin as scheduled next year after he worked out a deal for a defense computer expert to search GOP computer servers for emails he believes are pertinent to his defense.


    Feds urge more than $7 million in oil spill habitat rehabilitation projects for state

    A state panel this week recommended that federal oil spill response plans for Florida coastal communities be updated in response to the 2010 Gulf oil spill with an emphasis on prioritizing natural areas that need protection.


    Director of Florida’s beleaguered jobless benefits system received jobless benefits, travelled to Europe

    Hunting Deutsch, a bank executive with 35 years of experience, lost his job during one of the most expensive bank failures of the Great Recession.



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