Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, July 24
Jul 24, 2012
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2:00 p.m.–U.S. House of Representatives House Financial Services Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee Hearing: “The Impact of Dodd-Frank’s Insurance Regulations on Consumers, Job Creators, and the Economy.” To view the hearing notice, click here.
Florida’s unemployment rate probably won’t change much between now and the end of the year, and the jobs picture is set to remain bleak through 2016, a team of state economists said Monday.
Florida vaulted higher in the venture-capital rankings of U.S. states during the second quarter, as nearly a dozen companies received a combined $95 million from wealthy investment firms – a 163 percent increase from the previous quarter, according to a new survey.
Kirk Pepper, a top Florida House aide and political adviser to House Speaker Dean Cannon, is leaving that post to work as special adviser to Speaker designate Chris Dorworth (scheduled to take leadership of the House in two years).
The sun wasn’t even close to rising when Victor Torres pulled his Lynx bus onto the road, starting a route on which he would pick up at least 70 people and drop them off at hotels and Downtown Disney.
The fragile economic footing of the European Union will continue to weigh heavily on Florida’s potential to generate revenue — and so will the sluggish state of new home sales and construction.
With Florida emerging as one of the largest gambling states in the nation, legislative leaders are prepared to put gaming regulation center stage in the next two years and renegotiate the revenue-sharing compact with the Seminole Tribe at least a year early.
- House Speaker Will Weatherford and Incoming Senate President Don Gaetz agenda will include gambling bill focused on compact
Louisiana’s property insurer of last resort has paid a $104 million judgment that will benefit more than 18,500 policyholders who sued over slow adjustment of claims after hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck in 2005.
State Farm has filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania last Thursday against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
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