Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, October 25
Oct 25, 2012
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There are no Florida insurance-related events scheduled for today.
In the face of criticism, the top executive of Florida’s state-backed property insurer acknowledges his decision to close the insurer’s office in charge of corporate oversight before having its replacement in place was ill-advised.
Despite headlines being dominated by the ever-tightening presidential election, Citizens Property Insurance Corp. continues to make news in Florida.
Retired textbook editor Linda Lipofsky may be the last Central Floridian to move back into a home damaged by the hurricanes of 2004.
A national insurance company is canceling a local K-9 officer’s homeowners insurance – because he keeps a police dog in his home.
The number of traffic fatalities in Florida are up this year.
The Florida Ethics Commission said Wednesday it found “probable cause” to believe that Congressman David Rivera broke the state’s ethics laws as a state legislator, jolting his re-election bid less than two weeks before Election Day.
- State ethics commission: Congressman David Rivera broke 11 ethics laws while serving in Florida Legislature
The FBI has opened an investigation into bogus letters appearing to come from local elections supervisors in Florida, the agency announced Wednesday.
Florida Governor Rick Scott wants to give traditional public schools more flexibility and teachers some financial help when it comes to purchasing supplies.
The only Senate race with two incumbents in it, legislative leaders estimate the price tag of the District 34 contest will hit $8 million.
As three more cases of fungal meningitis were confirmed in Florida on Wednesday, bringing the case count to 22, the state’s top health official said the number of patients who were placed at risk by contaminated steroid injections was considerable: 1,038.
The number of deaths in which oxycodone was found in the deceased dropped 17.7 percent in 2011 compared with the previous year, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced Wednesday in a new report.
The Florida Chamber of Commerce is asking a federal appeals court to continue blocking a new law that would prevent state and local governments from contracting with firms that have business links to Cuba or Syria.
State officials and the U.S. Air Force have signed an agreement to use Florida state forests for military training exercises.
Tough decisions by three Florida Supreme Court justices whose jobs are on the line in next month’s elections may be controversial and unpopular with voters, but they were not “unprincipled” rulings, a legal analyst said Wednesday.
Florida Polytechnic University’s board of trustees took a giant step Wednesday with a unanimous vote to accept money and assets allocated to start the university.
In an election year awash with partisan fury, Florida can lay claim to some of the nastiest and most personal House battles in the country.
Two weeks ahead of an election deciding whether he keeps his job, North Carolina’s insurance commissioner told companies they’ll have to prove they should be allowed to increase homeowner’s premiums by a statewide average of 17.7 percent.
- California Orders Rate Cut of over 30 percent for Assurant’s Force-Placed Business
- California Commissioner Considering Force-placed Insurance Regulations
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners takes a subdued, fact-based approach in its comments on how federal agencies should provide consolidated regulation of insurance companies which operate savings and loans.
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