Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, July 1, 2015.
Jul 1, 2015
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Daily Florida Insurance-Related News
A giant sinkhole in the middle of Orange Lake in north central Florida is causing uproar, WCJB-TV reports.
Florida insurance regulators will start reviewing health plans for discriminatory practices after three insurers were accused of charging higher prices for HIV drugs, Daylina Miller reports for WUSF News.
The state’s record-setting budget goes into effect today, along with 130 other new laws that were produced by the Legislature this year in the regular and special sessions and signed by Governor Rick Scott. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports via the Tampa Bay Times.
- Limits on drone use among new Florida laws taking effect
- Owner of fake service animal may get jail time with new Florida law
- New Florida law gives consumers more convenient access to new vaccines
Frosty relationships and Byzantine turf wars are nothing new to politics in any state, especially when one party dominates, the way Republicans have in Florida. Scott Bland reports for the National Journal.
A Florida judge blocked a new state law on Tuesday which would require Florida women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion, and Attorney General Pam Bondi was quick to fire back saying she plans to appeal the ruling. Allison Nielsen reports for SunshineStateNews.com.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi joined seven other states’ top lawyers Tuesday in a suit challenging new federal rules designed to better protect the nation’s wetlands. Tampa Bay Times’ Craig Pittman reports.
Earlier in June, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson asked Homeland Security to investigate reports that an India-based outsourcing firm used by Disney World was placing immigrants in IT jobs previously filled by Americans. Around the same time, 10 other senators asked the Labor Department to investigate similar allegations at other companies. The Orlando Sentinel’s Paul Brinkmann reports.
The Legislature accomplished a great deal on behalf of Florida families this year, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli writes in this FloridaToday.com editorial opinion.
Coping with the heat has long been a fact of life in Florida’s building industry, the Ocala Star-Banner writes via Advisen.com.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that September 15 would be the last day for National Flood Insurance Program policyholders who filed Superstorm Sandy flood claims to sign up for the review process, Insurance Journal reports.
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