Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report–Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Jun 4, 2014
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1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.–Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Claims Committee meeting; Teleconference: (866) 361-7525; conference ID: 5219676193#. To view the meeting notice, click here.
A Leon County circuit court Tuesday approved a petition to liquidate Jacksonville-based Sunshine State Insurance Co. after the firm failed to boost its financial reserves, the Miami Herald’s Chabeli Herrera reports.
Was a crime committed when a redistricting map was filed using the allegedly stolen identity of an individual? The Miami Herald’s Mary Ellen Klas continues her coverage of the redistricting trial on the “Naked Politics” blog.
A committee looking for a new president for Florida State University will now cast a net that extends beyond powerful state Sen. John Thrasher, the head of the panel announced late Tuesday. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports via the Miami Herald’s “Naked Politics” blog.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi made her case about why she is defending the state constitutional amendment which mandates only traditional marriage is recognized, Kevin Derby reports for SunshineStateNews.com.
On Tuesday, Republican State Leadership Committee President Matt Walter announced that Florida Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto will serve on the Executive Committee of the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee, Kevin Derby reports for SunshineStateNews.com.
Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, the chairwoman of the Miami-Dade Democrats, is singing out of a different hymn book than most of her party’s leaders across Florida, SunshineStateNews.com’s Jeff Henderson reports.
Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry filed his paperwork to run against Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown on Tuesday, SunshineStateNews.com’s Kevin Derby reports.
A nationwide study by Pew Charitable Trusts finds that Florida leads all states in so-called “max-outs,” the number of prison inmates who serve their full sentences and are released to the community with no supervision or support. Tampa Bay Times’ Steve Bousquet reports via the Miami Herald’s “Naked Politics” blog.
The Senate Banking Committee reported to the floor legislation that would extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act for seven years, National Underwriter’s Arthur Postal reports for PropertyCasualty360.com.
U.S. regulators would gain flexibility in how they apply capital standards to insurance companies under a bill approved yesterday by the U.S. Senate, Bloomberg reports via Insurance Journal.
Low catastrophe activity and claims experience so far this year have helped to put Texas’ insurer of last resort for properties along the Gulf Coast in a better position to face the 2014 hurricane season than it has been in years, Stephanie Jones reports for Insurance Journal.
A bill that would toughen penalties for motorists without vehicle insurance won final legislative approval Monday, the New Orleans Advocate reports.
The Texas Department of Insurance has issued a bulletin to insurance companies, insurance adjusters and roofers, reminding them that a roofing contractor who is also an insurance adjuster cannot perform both duties on the same property, Insurance Journal reports.
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