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
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.
Just about everyone in Florida can relate to rising waters, Melissa Ross explains in SaintPetersBlog.com.
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.
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.
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 SunshineStateNews.com.
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.
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. SaintPetersBlog.com’s Peter Schorsch notes the article.
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.
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 insurers last year beat the previous peak in 2006, says A.M. Best. Insurance Journal reports.
The Pennsylvania Insurance Department announced the official launch of its social media presence on Facebook and Twitter, IFBAWebNews.com reports.
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