Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

Sep 8, 2015


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events

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Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


Report says Florida ranks 2nd in natural disaster risk

A new report says Florida ranks second only to California in the number of homes at risk for a natural disaster.  The Associated Press reports via the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.


In Florida, to move the needle on climate, talk about “sea level rise”

Just about everyone in Florida can relate to rising waters, Melissa Ross explains in


With pay raises elusive, Florida firefighters battle western U.S. blazes to get by

Average annual pay for Florida’s 606 forestry firefighters is just over $27,000.  Starting firefighters make just $24,000.  And since 2006, they have had only one pay increase, the Tampa Bay Times’ Jeremy Wallace reports.


Is Uber following Florida law, or breaking it?  State agencies still won’t say

 It’s been almost a year and a half and state leaders still can’t say whether Uber’s insurance adheres to Florida law, Tampa Bay Times’ Caitlin Johnston writes.


Florida Supreme Court Sends Redistricting Case Back to Trial Court

The Florida Supreme Court told a state trial court to head back to square one with congressional redistricting, according to an order filed Friday.   Allison Nielsen reports for


Broward Takes Over Election Corruption Crown from Palm Beach County

After a more than 15-year reign topping the list of largest fines ever imposed by the Florida Elections Commission, former Palm Beach County Democratic Chairman Ted Brabham was recently replaced by another flouter of campaign laws from Deerfield Beach.  John Kennedy reports for the Palm Beach Post.


Speaker contender Eric Eisnaugle pens op-ed blasting top-down House leadership

State Representative Eric Eisnaugle put pen to paper this weekend and wrote a scathing op-ed in the Orlando Sentinel calling for an end to “autocracy” in the Florida House’s internal affairs.’s Peter Schorsch notes the article.


Darden’s new leadership slashes political spending

Orlando-based Darden Restaurants has shuttered its Washington, D.C. lobbying office and cut most of its political spending since activist investors took over the company last year, the Orlando Sentinel’s Kyle Arnold reports.


Timber business booming in North Florida

Dozens of lumber mills and pine straw, bark and wood pellet processing plants have sprung up in North Florida to take advantage of the unique soil composition, lengthy growing season and warm, moist climate in which pine trees thrive.  The Associated Press’ Melissa Nelson-Gabriel reports via the Gainesville Sun.


Surplus Lines Saw Record Year

Surplus lines insurers last year beat the previous peak in 2006, says A.M. Best.  Insurance Journal reports.


Pennsylvania Insurance Department launches Facebook, Twitter pages

The Pennsylvania Insurance Department announced the official launch of its social media presence on Facebook and Twitter, reports.




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