Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, September 24 2015

Sep 24, 2015


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.–Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology meeting.  To view the meeting notice, click here.
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.–Citizens Consumer Services Committee meeting.  Teleconference:  (866) 361-7525; conference code:  6487811621#.  To view the meeting notice, click here.



Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


FEMA rejects Governor Rick Scott’s appeal on disaster declaration for Tampa Bay flooding

For the second time in a month, the federal government has rejected Governor Rick Scott’s plea for a disaster declaration for flooding that swamped the Tampa Bay region in late July and early August.  Jeremy Wallace reports for the Tampa Bay Times.


Florida’s Broward County Pushes Back Vote on Ridesharing

Broward County officials have had to delay a vote on the approval of ridesharing services such as Uber because a commission has not finished discussing amendments to the proposed rules.  The Associated Press reports via Insurance Journal.


Florida judge will try to sort out state’s political mess

After years of legal wrangling, two special sessions and much political finger pointing, a judge is going to try to sort out the mess left from squabbling over Florida’s 27 congressional districts.  The Associated Press’ Gary Fineout reports via the Tampa Tribune.


Marriage ruling spurs change in car, boat titles

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is the latest state agency preparing to update paperwork to reflect continuing ripple effects from the legalization of same-sex marriage.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports via the Ocala Star-Banner.


Florida Senator Bill Galvano has front row seat for Pope’s White House speech

The perfect weather, Pope Francis arriving in his “adorable” little Fiat, the pontiff’s inspiring “message of love” – it all made for an exhilarating experience Wednesday for state Senator Bill Galvano, who was invited to the White House to hear the Pope speak.  Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s Zac Anderson reports via the “HT Politics” blog.




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