Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, September 24
Sep 24, 2013
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9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.–Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology meeting. Consideration of 2013 Standards and Procedures and Report of Activities. Teleconference: (888) 670-3525; conference code 7135858151. To view the meeting notice, click here.
9:00 a.m.–Florida Cabinet meeting. To view the complete agenda, click here.
- Florida Department of Revenue
- State Board of Administration
- Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund Major Mandates Investment Performance Report as of March 31, 2013
Heavily Democratic Broward County is expected to join Pinellas County in resisting Republican Governor Rick Scott’s decision to bar Obamacare enrollment advisors from state health department facilities, Broward Bulldog’s William Hladky reports via the Miami Herald.
Only eight of Florida’s 67 counties were represented in the $113,000 worth of government contributions in 2011-12 to operate the drug database, Tampa Tribune’s James Rosica reports.
The Democratic minority in the Florida House met behind closed doors in Tallahassee on Monday night to oust Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, who was scheduled to become caucus leader after next year’s elections, from the leadership, Kevin Derby reports for SunshineStateNews.com.
Gov. Rick Scott wants distance between Florida and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, The Florida Current’s James Call reports.
- State Lawmakers Heap Praise on Rick Scott for his Executive Order
- Florida Department of Education Responds to Rick Scott’s Executive Order
Senate leaders sketched out the rough parameters of a residency rule Monday: If you can keep a straight face when claiming you live there, you can run for office there, The Florida Current’s Bill Cotterell reports.
Senate President Don Gaetz told committee chiefs not to waste time in the 2014 session on bills that don’t have a chance of passing, and to ride herd on executive agencies to make sure they are carrying out legislative intent of new laws, The Florida Current’s Bill Cotterell reports.
The Senate Ethics and Elections Committee approved the first bill of the 2014 legislative session Monday, proposing earlier starts for future sessions in election years, The Florida Current’s Bill Cotterell reports.
The Florida Senate Gaming Committee has scheduled a series of hearings next month to travel to Jacksonville, Pensacola, Lakeland and Coconut Creek to hear from the public, as lawmakers embark on an ambitious rewrite of the state’s gambling laws, the Miami Herald’s Mary Ellen Klas reports for Tampa Bay Times.
Florida’s gubernatorial election is set to win national attention next year, but the races for state Senate seats should see incumbents romping to victory, Jeff Henderson reports for SunshineStateNews.com.
Surplus lines insurers in 2012 posted one of their worst years overall as their underwriting performance fell below that of the total property/casualty (P/C) industry for the first time in more than a decade, Andrea Wells reports.
Heavy rainfall this growing season has wreaked havoc on the crops of Panhandle farmers, prompting the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday to declare 50 counties across Alabama as disaster areas, Kevin Robinson writes for Pensacola News-Journal.
About one year after Superstorm Sandy, National Underwriter’s PropertyCasualty360.com contacted New Jersey Commissioner Kenneth E. Kobylowski to find out his thoughts on the state of insurance in the Garden State.
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