Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Jan 6, 2016


Florida’s insurance commissioner:  I’m out May 2

A year after Governor Rick Scott’s office sought his replacement, Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said yesterday he will resign effective May 2.  Charles Elmore reports for the Palm Beach Post.


Drawing sets timetable for elections in new Florida Senate districts

A random renumbering process Tuesday for the newest version of state Senate districts could force lawmakers across Florida into critical decisions — including a decision that might create a high-profile match-up between incumbent Republicans in Pasco County.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Brandon Larrabee reports via


Lawmakers weigh incentives, tax cuts

Governor Rick Scott wants $250 million to attract companies to Florida and hopes to convince lawmakers to support a series of business-friendly tax cuts that would permanently remove more than $1 billion from state revenue.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Turner reports via


Painful lessons for a troubled Florida Legislature

The Florida Legislature made history in 2015 for all the wrong reasons, Tampa Bay Times columnist Steve Bousquet writes.


Two new laws added to Florida’s books

A new year brings two new laws to Florida’s statute books, Jim Rosica reports for


Farmers Insurance Launches Rideshare Insurance Coverage in Texas

Farmers Insurance has introduced its new Rideshare Insurance Coverage endorsement designed to provide coverage options for ride-hailing drivers in Texas, Insurance Journal reports.





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