Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report–Wednesday, May 21
May 21, 2014
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11:00 a.m.–Florida Workers’ Compensation Joint Underwriting Association Producer Committee meeting; 11:00 a.m. To view the agenda, click here.
Federated National Holding Co (NASDAQ:FNHC) caught every investor’s eye, as it shaped out as a great mover in the last quarter, Michael Allen reports for BasicsMedia.com.
South Florida is the nation’s fourth-most-dangerous metropolitan area for pedestrians, according to a report issued Tuesday, with people on foot being run down by motor vehicles at almost triple the average rate for the rest of America, the Miami Herald’s Glenn Garvin reports.
Florida Governor Rick Scott formally received the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget (HB 5001) Tuesday, starting the 15-day clock for him to decide upon line-item vetoes, The Florida Current’s Gray Rohrer reports.
Acting in his capacity as a litigator and not as a legislator, State Representative Matt Gaetz is accusing state transportation officials of stonewalling on a public records request made by a client seeking information about potentially dangerous guardrails, THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Dara Kam reports.
Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford testified Tuesday that Republican legislative leaders “went to great lengths” to keep partisan politics out of the congressional redistricting process three years ago, The Florida Current’s Bill Cotterell reports.
- Day 2 of Redistricting Trial Recaps Behind-the-Scenes Action
- Deleted Emails And Private Meetings Focus Of Redistricting Trial
The U.S. House on Tuesday approved federal spending to re-create a wetlands area in western Broward County that will cleanse polluted runoff that now gets dumped into the Everglades, William Gibson reports for the Sun-Sentinel.
Former Florida State President Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte on Tuesday nominated state Sen. John Thrasher to be FSU’s president, calling him “a joy to work with” when Thrasher was a university trustee during D’Alemberte’s presidency, Tampa Bay Times’ Steve Bousquet reports.
This week, Orange County School Board member Rick Roach filed papers to run as a Democrat in 2016 for the Senate seat vacated by term-limited Senator Andy Gardiner, SaintPetersBlog.com reports.
A representative of the risk-retention industry as well as the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America urged Congress to expand the Risk Retention Act to allow risk-retention groups to expand coverage to all commercial property and casualty lines except workers’ compensation, Arthur Postal reports for National Underwriter’s PropertyCasualty360.com.
Having previously played (and arguably, lost) two prior rounds of legislative “chicken” with the insurance industry, congressional conservatives are making it known that, this time around, they’re quite serious about a radical reworking of the 12-year-old Terrorism Risk Insurance Program, Ray Lehmann blogs via Insurance Journal.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by American International Group Inc. against the state’s Department of Financial Services and its superintendent, Benjamin Lawsky, saying the insurer is trying to interfere with a government probe, Bloomberg’s Patricia Hurtado reports via National Underwriter’s PropertyCasualty360.com.
Two former insurance agents are vying to win the Democratic primary in Georgia today and the right to face incumbent Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, a Republican, in the November election, Insurance Journal reports.
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak paid tribute to the victims of the Moore tornado Tuesday at the Moore Community Remembrance Ceremony, The Norman Transcript reports.
The Workers’ Compensation Institute (WCI) has revealed the full program for its 69th annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (WCEC), to be held Aug. 17-20 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Florida, Shawn Moynihan reports for National Underwriter’s PropertyCasualty360.com.
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