Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, November 20
Nov 20, 2013
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Real estate and insurance agents in the Tampa Bay area aren’t waiting for congressional action to address rising premiums in the National Flood Insurance Program, the Tampa Tribune’s Josh Boatwright reports.
Is there a sea change of opinion among Miami-Dade County commissioners over the threat of climate change?
Gov. Rick Scott told reporters Tuesday he isn’t talking about his process for finding a lieutenant governor, but he also has a handful of positions at Citizens Property Insurance Corp. to fill, The Florida Current’s Gray Rohrer reports.
In the Florida Keys, a mere foot of sea-level rise will put $2.7 billion in property at risk, according to an estimate by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, Robert Silk reports for KeysNews.com.
U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, the tea party freshman Republican from Fort Myers, was arrested Oct. 29 for cocaine possession in Washington D.C, Politico reported via the Miami Herald.
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) says that, contrary to recent reports, he does not plan to run for governor next year. But he left the door open to changing his mind, Emily Schultheis and Burgess Everett report for Politico.com.
A Democrat and a Republican have jumped into the District 38 race to replace Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, who’s leaving the House next year because of term limits, Tampa Bay Times Rich Shopes reports.
The husband of former Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, who became known nationally for her role in the contested 2000 presidential election, was found dead Tuesday of an apparent suicide at the couple’s mansion, Associated Press’ Brendan Farrington and Tamara Lush report.
The Florida Current’s Bill Cotterell reports that Florida’s crime rate fell a record 5.2 percent in the first half of this year, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey said Tuesday.
The State Board of Education could consider changes to the state’s standards for student learning as soon as February, Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said Tuesday. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Brandon Larrabee reports via SunshineStateNews.com.
Opinions of the Atlantic hurricane season presumably would differ greatly depending on perspective, Chad Hemenway reports for National Underwriter’s PropertyCasualty360.com.
A U.S. rule that would have wrapped title insurance into the total costs listed on a simplified mortgage-disclosure form was dropped by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after industry complaints, BusinessWeek reports.
Here’s one way to stop the floodwaters the next time a monster like Superstorm Sandy comes ashore in New York City: Build an 8-mile-long system of dikes around the low-lying parts of Manhattan, David B. Caruso reports for Insurance Journal.
The Texas Surplus Lines Association Inc. announced the election of new officers and directors at its annual meeting in Austin on Nov. 11, Insurance Journal reports.
A mandate for gun buyers could be more challenging than for drivers, given insurers’ aversion to the risk from assaults. That compares with U.S. auto insurance, where companies spend more than $5 billion a year to win customers in a $178 billion market, Bloomberg reports via Insurance Journal.
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