Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, March 12
Mar 12, 2013
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Florida’s 2013 Regular Legislative Session
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2:00 p.m.–Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association Audit Committee meeting; Tallahassee, Florida. To view the meeting notice, click here.
Five months before the earth opened and swallowed his home, Buddy Wicker welcomed inspectors sent by State Farm Insurance to his house, who surveyed the property and deemed it free of any sinkhole risk.
A congregation in North Naples has limited access to the church because of a suspected sinkhole. The pastor now says they will have to leave the building completely because of an insurance dispute.
A good portion of the Tampa Bay area has been on high alert for sinkholes the past couple weeks, and with good reason.
An Orlando family left homeless when their bank-owned rental home was struck by a garbage truck can’t find financial assistance.
Lawmakers from Southern Florida are looking to make get their hands on a larger share of the state budget as well as put a stringent cap on homeowners insurance rates throughout the state.
Senators began warily moving toward addressing campaign finance laws Monday, with the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee approving a measure that would do away with one fundraising vehicle and increase the limits on contributions to some candidates.
Political slush funds will get a new name and campaign finance limits will rise for statewide candidates under a Senate campaign finance bill that won unanimous approval by a Senate committee on Monday.
In an effort to reduce the number of claims bills that reach the Legislature, lawmakers on the House Select Committee on Claims Bills reviewed a bill Monday that would increase the liability cap local governments enjoy through “sovereign immunity.”
A senator who last month opposed a bill that would create domestic partnerships for unmarried couples will support a new, narrower version when it comes up today in the Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee.
All Aboard Florida, a privately funded $1 billion passenger railroad project that would connect Orlando to Miami, and possibly Tampa, named onetime Disney executive Donald Robinson co-president and chief operating officer.
Representative Katie Edwards has a businesslike approach that resonates with legislative leaders and constituents alike.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a key U.S. weather forecaster, has extended into the summer its view that the El Niño climate phenomenon should present few weather problems in the Northern Hemisphere.
A piece of legislation that would give Hurricane Sandy victims more power to sue their insurer if they feel their claim was handled badly was tabled last week as lobbyists in Trenton battle over whether such a right would make for good public policy.
We are thrilled to see that state Senator John Carona is serious about taking up windstorm coverage this legislative session and has proposed a bill that attempts to reform the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.
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