Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Mar 25, 2015


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


There are no insurance-related events scheduled for today.



Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


Cabinet balk at transfer of Florida’s hurricane risk

After nine straight years without a major hurricane, Florida’s catastrophic insurance fund is flush with cash to pay claims and the cost of backup reinsurance is cheaper than ever, Steve Bousquet reports for the Bradenton Herald.


Broward hosts workshop on rising sea levels

If you’re worried about rising sea levels, Broward County has a free workshop for you, Susannah Bryan reports for the Sun-Sentinel.


Scott, Cabinet to defend lawsuit alleging Sunshine Law violations

Governor Rick Scott and the Cabinet are in the process of hiring yet another attorney to defend them against a lawsuit filed by media organizations accusing them of Sunshine Law violations, the Florida Times-Union’s Tia Mitchell reports.


Florida Senate passes concealed carry bill

During an emergency evacuation, Floridians could soon be allowed to carry a concealed weapon — whether they’re licensed to do so or not, the Miami Herald’s Michael Auslen reports via the Bradenton Herald.


Bill Against Backyard Florida Gun Ranges Rejected

A bill prohibiting backyard shooting ranges was rejected at its first committee stop in the Florida House on Tuesday, Halifax’ Ian Cummings reports for the “Politics in Polk” blog.


Florida’s economy growing more diverse

Industrial development has helped diversify Florida’s economy, with architectural and engineering services employment that is 9.3 percent higher than a year ago, the Sun-Sentinel’s Marcia Heroux Pounds reports.


Why Uber’s deal with big insurance companies matters

Uber and Lyft have stepped in with their own insurance policies that covers drivers most of the time they’re working for the ride-sharing companies, Timothy B. Lee reports for


If restaurants billed like hospitals, you’d probably stop going out to eat

If restaurants billed like hospitals, going out to eat would be a downright miserable experience, Sarah Kliff explains on





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