Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, July 17
Jul 17, 2012
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There are no insurance-related events scheduled for today.
The board of Citizens Property Insurance Corp. received a tongue-lashing from lawmakers and homeowners during a Monday workshop in Miami after unveiling a plan to raise rates by an average of 7.5 percent next year.
- Citizens Property Insurance slammed
- Citizens Property Insurance looks at rates, draws criticism from South Florida pols
- Surprise: Some private insurers already cost less than Citizens Property Insurance, workshop shows
- Citizens Property Insurance may more than double sinkhole insurance
A storm is brewing over the credibility of Citizens Property Insurance’s board of directors. Some directors are expected to seek a rate hike that exceeds the 10 percent cap set by the Legislature.
State-level elections officials hope to have access by the end of the week to a federal database to check the names of suspected noncitizens on its voter rolls.
A Tallahassee judge has sided with online travel companies like Expedia and Orbitz in a dispute over local tax obligations — a blow to counties that have argued the companies weren’t paying enough.
Two Florida panels will take another look at whether traffic court defendants should be warned against making self-incriminating statements.
In hundreds of cases, the money trail from foreclosed and abandoned homes in South Florida leads across the Atlantic to Germany and this country’s largest investment bank.
The 2006 nuclear cost recovery law is the subject of an environmental group’s Florida Supreme Court challenge and increasing scrutiny.
Florida’s Big Bend has the biggest House race in the state, in more ways than one.
Four incumbents in the Florida Senate representing the northern part of the state — including the next Senate president — are cruising to being re-elected in November, all with impressive war chests and little in the way of opposition.
While she faces a Republican primary foe in August, Representative Janet Adkins, R-Fernandina Beach, remains the favorite in her bid for a third term in the Florida House of Representatives.
With a month to go until the primary, House Speaker Pro Tempore John Legg, R-New Port Richey, has a healthy financial advantage over two Republican primary opponents in the Senate District 17 battle to replace Senator Jim Norman, R-Tampa, in representing parts of Pasco and Hillsborough counties.
With a month to go until the primary, in SD 24 — one of the most closely watched legislative primaries in Florida — former Florida Senate President Tom Lee has the financial edge over Representative Rachel Burgin, R-Tampa.
The money is flowing into SD 34, a South Florida state Senate race in which two of the chamber’s heavyweights, incumbents Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, and Maria Sachs, D-Delray, are engaged in what likely will be a tooth-and-nail November struggle to return to Tallahassee.
As she looks to extend her lengthy political career, state Senator Gwen Margolis, D-Miami, is feeling the heat as her Republican opponent posted an impressive fundraising haul in his first month on the campaign trail in Miami-Dade County.
Three state Supreme Court justices whom critics have deemed judicial activists have amassed nearly $1 million to assure their retention in November.
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