Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, June 6
Jun 6, 2012
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(CANCELED) 11:00 a.m.–Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (“Citizens”) Consumer Services Committee meeting. Teleconference: (866) 361-7525; participant code: 6487811620#. To view the meeting notice, click here.
(CANCELED) 4:00 p.m.–Citizens Finance and Investment Committee meeting; Teleconference: (866) 361-7525; participant code: 2478401990#. To view the meeting notice, click here.
Twenty-five Republican state lawmakers issued a letter today saying they support efforts by Citizens Property Insurance to raise the rates for the state-backed insurer.
The head of Citizens Property Insurance Corporation is touring Florida, telling customers to brace for higher rates.
Much of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s tenure in office has been consumed with confronting the mistakes his predecessor made in the property insurance market.
Some things are certain: As the earth spins, air moves swiftly around the equator, creating the trade winds.
The last time South Florida was really slammed by a major storm was October 2005.
An $80 million settlement between thousands of homeowners and the builders, suppliers and installers who constructed their homes with Chinese drywall will feed into a $1 billion global settlement, aimed at fixing homes built with the defective product.
Governor Rick Scott’s administration is positioning itself for a showdown with the U.S. Department of Justice for demanding that Florida cease searching for and purging noncitizen voters.
The Coral Gables-based subsidiary of Odebrecht Construction says it “does not conduct, and never has conducted, business operations in Cuba,” but another “remote and distant” branch of the same Brazilian conglomerate is involved in the expansion of Cuba’s Port of Mariel, which would bar the company from competing for billions in government contracts.
Republican State Senator Jack Latvala is telling SaintPetersblog that he’ll file today to run for Senate District 20.
Bradenton attorney Bill Galvano, a Republican, officially qualified to run for the state Senate on Tuesday.
Jacksonville attorney Wyman Duggan is dropping his bid for a state Senate seat in a district that includes all of Nassau County and part of Duval County.
As state education officials rush to build Florida Polytechnic University almost from scratch, about 80 people are vying for a chance to oversee the process.
A Department of Environmental Protection wetlands expert who last month was placed on paid administrative leave after issuing a memo objecting to a permit returned to work on Tuesday after being cleared in an investigation by the department’s inspector general.
The new director of the National Hurricane Center has a message for residents: Don’t assume Florida’s good fortune, six years without a hurricane strike, will continue.
State Farm Mutual Insurance Co. spent more on lobbying than any other property and casualty insurance company in 2011, according to data released today by SNL Financial.
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