Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, January 16
Jan 16, 2013
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10:00 a.m.–Florida Board of Employee Leasing Companies Board meeting; Teleconference: 866-370-6525; participant code: 7489217568#. To view the meeting notice, click here. To view the agenda, click here.
- Discussion and testimony on Citizens Property Insurance Corporation
- Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater
A few years back, a man in Riviera Beach bought a house made out of plywood and let it float on the water and local officials were not happy about that.
Representative Bryan Nelson, R-Apopka, is zeroing in on raising the cap on annual increases of state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. rates by 3 percent.
The R Street Institute, a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., today expressed strong opposition to the recent introduction of HR 240, the Homeowners Insurance Protection Act, and the pending reintroduction of the Homeowners Defense Act, both bills that it says would create a federal bailout fund for state catastrophe reinsurance programs.
To fix Hurricane Sandy erosion this year, sand trucks have to beat mama turtles to the dunes.
Three companies stand out as major winners in Florida’s competition for contracts in the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Program for Long-Term Care, a market worth an estimated $3 billion, according to Health News Florida.
The chair of the House Health Innovation Subcommittee wants more choices for consumers in the health insurance market.
The Jackson Health System and its unions announced Tuesday a wide-ranging agreement that settled the hotly contested issue of emergency room staffing and resolved class-action grievances and a federal lawsuit sparked by the layoffs last spring.
The Florida Senate is looking into improving security at Florida public schools after last month’s massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.
A 2011 law restricting how doctors can talk to patients about guns would be repealed under a bill filed Tuesday in the state Senate.
With some voters waiting in line up to seven hours to cast their ballots — in one Democratic-leaning county they were urged out by late weekend robocalls — county elections supervisors suggested that a 60- to 90-minute maximum wait-time could be more acceptable in the future.
Near the beginning of a polite but frank sit-down between Governor Rick Scott and black state lawmakers, state Senator Arthenia Joyner cordially told the governor, “We differ on a lot of things.”
Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad presented his agency’s legislative agenda to the House Transportation and Highway Safety Subcommittee on Tuesday, a package that includes increased economic incentives for commercial space projects and airports, as well as a reworking of expressway authority rules.
Proposals to give elections supervisors a little more flexibility on where early voting could be held, or if polls should be opened the day before a general election, got plenty of Senate support on Monday.
A key component of the ethics package the Senate workshopped Tuesday takes aim at a common occurance in state politics: The revolving-door that sees formerly powerful lawmakers return to the Capitol as high-priced lobbyists soon after leaving office.
Florida water regulators want more information from Adena Springs Ranch as they continue to review the farm’s request to draw an annual average of 5.3 million gallons of water per day in the Fort McCoy area.
Former Republican U.S. Representative Allen West will host an Internet TV program called “Next Generation Today” for conservative PJ Media.
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