Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
May 5, 2015
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There are no insurance-related events scheduled for today.
Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance Corporation has added dwelling coverage as a new line of business to its Property Insurance Clearinghouse.
Five vehicle-for-hire firms have sued Palm Beach County, alleging that Uber has been given special treatment. The Palm Beach Post’s Wayne Washington reports for the “Post on Politics” blog.
Kansas and Texas will file amicus briefs supporting Florida in its lawsuit against the federal government over Medicaid expansion, Gray Rohrer reports for the Orlando Sentinel’s “Central Florida Political Pulse” blog.
Florida taxpayers are likely to shell out an additional $156,000 this year as a result of the gridlock between the House and the Senate, at least if recent history is a good measure. Gray Rohrer reports for the Orlando Sentinel’s “Central Florida Political Pulse” blog.
Could this be an omen of things to come? Candidates are already jumping into the 2016 state legislative election pledging never to leave session early like the House did last week. The Miami Herald’s Michael Auslen reports via the “Naked Politics” blog.
Governor Rick Scott wasted little time in reappointing 16 agency heads, including the leaders of two health-care agencies and the state’s elections chief, after the Senate did not confirm them before the end of the regular legislative session, THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports via the Orlando Sentinel’s “Central Florida Political Pulse” blog.
In a rebuke to the Public Service Commission, a state appellate court ruled Monday that the utility regulator hurt utility customers when it refused to explain why it banned the public’s lawyers from asking questions in certain rate cases. The Miami Herald’s Mary Ellen Klas reports via the “Naked Politics” blog.
A land owner plans to ask the City Council to remove prohibitions on gambling at a meeting Wednesday, but DeBary residents are already debating the pros and cons. Daytona Beach News-Journal’s Mark Harper reports.
Insurance companies are calling for Congress to ensure state-based insurance regulation remains protected from federal or international “regulatory encroachment,” Mark Hollimer reports for Insurance Journal.
The Louisiana Insurers Conference is asking insurance industry members and interested parties to contact members of the Louisiana House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee and urge them to oppose HB 819.
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