Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, March 12
Mar 12, 2014
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9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.–Florida Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Board of Governors meeting. Teleconference: 888-942-8686; conference ID: 5743735657#. To view the meeting notice, click here.
In what was billed as a bellwether for November, Republican David Jolly defeated Democratic rival former state CFO Alex Sink by nearly 2 percentage points in a special election Tuesday to win the seat held for decades by his former boss, the late U.S. Rep. Bill Young, Kevin Derby reports for SunshineStateNews.com.
- Winners and Losers in CD 13
- New York Times: Victory in Florida Race Bolsters Midterm Hopes for Republicans
- Republicans’ win gives Florida Democrats a bad case of déjà vu
- Media coverage roundup of Tuesday night’s David Jolly/Alex Sink congressional election
Legislation outlining homeowner rights regarding their property insurance and clamping down on the practice of denying claims due to credit reports passed through the House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee on Tuesday, but not before trial lawyers and contractors battled with insurance companies over another provision in the bill, The Florida Current’s Gray Rohrer reports.
Insurance companies could not deny coverage to customers on the basis of gun ownership, under a bill advancing rapidly in the Florida Legislature, The Florida Current’s Bill Cotterell reports.
More Palm Beach County residents are being shut out of state-run insurer Citizens than those of any other county in the early going for a new clearinghouse, company officials said Tuesday. Charles Elmore reports for the Palm Beach Post.
Sea level rise is one of the most pronounced effects of climate change. The latest projection from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has seas levels rising anywhere from 0.8 to 3.2 feet by the end of the century, WLRN National Public Radio reports.
A running fight in Florida’s Legislature over how many trauma centers are needed could lead to Orange Park Medical Center reopening a center the state closed last year, Steve Patterson reports for the Florida Times-Union.
Former State Representative Eric Eisnaugle took a step closer to returning to Tallahassee Tuesday, winning the Republican primary in a special election for an open Florida House seat, Kevin Derby reports for SunshineStateNews.com.
Governor Rick Scott’s re-election campaign is running its first political advertisement this week, featuring the governor talking about his humble roots and commitment to bringing job-generating new business to Florida, The Florida Current’s Bill Cotterell reports.
A proposed amendment to the state constitution looking to clarify which governor can appoint a Florida Supreme Court justice to replace a justice whose term ends the same day as a new governor is appointed passed through the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, The Florida Current’s Gray Rohrer reports.
The Senate Health Care Policy Committee heard from some parents of children stricken with incurable seizures Tuesday and voted unanimously to permit prescription of a non-euphoric form of marijuana oil that might ease their affliction, The Florida Current’s Bill Cotterell reports.
A new $4 million study will look at two ideas that have been proposed as ways to protect the Houston area from hurricane storm surges that could cause billions of dollars in damage and wreak havoc on the largest petrochemical complex in the country, Associated Press reports via the Insurance Journal.â€‹
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