Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, July 31
Jul 31, 2012
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Monroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers and consumer advocacy group Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe want to compile a database of Florida Keys properties as the next step in a years-long effort to hold down the surging price of windstorm insurance.
Florida has a new plan to cut the state tuberculosis rate in half by 2020.
- With Florida’s last Tuberculosis hospital closed, health officials announce plan to handle new cases
Florida ranks among the 10 most expensive states for car insurance, a new study finds – costing the typical resident $1,784 a year or 3.36 percent of household income.
Florida drivers looking to renew their license online won’t be able to do so for a few days in September when the information superhighway will be shut down.
Governor Rick Scott, as expected, is appealing a judge’s ruling that blocked the implementation of a Florida law barring doctors from asking patients about guns.
Elected officials should have to make much more detailed public disclosure of outside income sources and potential voting conflicts, an independent watchdog organization said in a “corruption risk report” issued at a news conference on Monday.
Governor Rick Scott has overhauled his public email system after a Herald/Times reporter discovered that it did not include unfavorable emails sent to the governor’s official state account.
Dr. Gisela Salas, director of the state Division of Elections, has resigned effective Wednesday to take a job closer to her family in Ocala, her supervisor announced Monday.
The Republican primary campaign between Representative Mike Weinstein and former Representative Aaron Bean for a newly redrawn Jacksonville seat in the Florida Senate this summer is really a political proxy fight for a future Senate presidency.
As she continues to run for a fourth term in Congress, U.S. Representative Kathy Castor, D-Fla., is a heavy favorite to keep her seat in the Tampa Bay area.
Alachua Democrat Clovis Watson, Jr., collected $16,000 in contributions during a two-week period this month, adding to his major fund-raising edge over primary opponent Marihelen Wheeler of Gainesville, according to new reports.
On August 14, two Democrats serving together in the Florida House of Representatives — Jeff Clemens of Lake Worth and Mack Bernard of West Palm Beach — will clash in a primary for the SD 27 open seat in the state Senate that represents parts of Palm Beach County.
Joe Gibbons, D-Pembroke Park, is seeking a fourth term in the Florida House but faces a serious opponent in the Democratic primary come August 14.
Representative Chris Dorworth’s involvement in an Orange commission race is pouring more gas on a feud between the future House speaker from Seminole County and Mayor Teresa Jacobs, two of Central Florida’s most powerful Republicans.
There is a bit of bad news for some of the witnesses slated to testify at the trial of former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer.
Former Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom racked up more than 800-thousand dollars in legal fees while defending himself against corruption charges that were eventually dropped.
For-profit colleges put revenues above education, and charge students high tuition and loan rates that could leave them in debt for years, a Senate Democratic report said Monday.
With 840,000 Floridians out of work, it’s not merely interesting to find out why companies come to the state and why they leave, Carrie Blanchard says.
Rena Drye once relished cooking a good stuffed pepper or cheesecake.
Tax-exempt clothing items (maximum $75 per item) are exempt.
What’s so special about the Olympics? For an insurance broker, dispensing with the excitement of the moment, the Olympics are just another sporting event, but on a grander scale, say some experts.
When Peregrine Financial collapsed earlier this month, a nagging question resurfaced.
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