Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report – Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Nov 23, 2016


Hurricane Matthew Damage Lingers for Osceola Family

More than a month after Matthew ripped up the Atlantic Coastline, Florida Residents still grapple with an estimated $606 Million in Damages.  Mary Shanklin reports for the Orlando Sentinel.


Florida CHAIN Loses Grant, Lays Off Staff, Including Former House Democratic Leader Mark Pafford

Florida CHAIN, a Statewide Health Advocacy Organization, said Monday that it has lost a Major Grant tied to Medicaid Expansion and is laying-off its Five Staff Members, including former House Democratic Leader Mark Pafford of West Palm Beach.  The Palm Beach Post’s John Kennedy reports via the “Post on Politics” blog.


Life Insurance Company of North America Accused of Wrongly Denying Benefits

A man is suing Life Insurance Company of North America in Miami, citing alleged Breach of Contract. Wadi Reformado reports for the Florida Record.


Unlicensed Miami Agent Faces 72 Felony Counts for Stealing Escrow Payments

A Miami man has been arrested for alleged Unlicensed Insurance Activity that resulted in the theft of at least $48,507 in Escrow Payments from 10 South Florida Homeowners.  Insurance Journal’s Amy O’Connor reports.


Negron, Corcoran Now Officially in Charge of Florida Legislature

Under new Leadership, the Florida Legislature entered a strange new world Tuesday as the House Speaker condemned the entrenched power of Lobbyists and called for major changes in spending sure to be opposed by the Senate and Governor Rick Scott.


David Rivera Loses Challenge; Robert Asencio Joins Florida Legislature

Former Congressman David Rivera lost his battle to return to the Florida House of Representatives Tuesday after State Elections Officials certified that he had lost to Democrat Robert Asencio by 53 Votes and Asencio was sworn in to the District 118 Seat, the Miami Herald’s Mary Ellen Klas reports.


Election Do-Over for Palm Beach County Senate Seat Up To Court

Prospects of a Costly Election Re-Do in a Palm Beach County State Senate District now rest with a Leon County Judge following a Tuesday Hearing coinciding with the Legislature’s Organization Session.  The Palm Beach Post’s John Kennedy reports. 


Diaz Emerges as Victor in Miami Legislators’ Partisan Battle Over Delegation Chair

Democrats played their rules cards aggressively Tuesday in the quest to name the Chairman of the powerful Miami-Dade Delegation that includes 13 Democrats and 11 Republicans, the Miami Herald’s Mary Ellen Klas reports.


After Fractious Campaign Over Fracking, Dana Young Says She’ll Propose Statewide Ban

Following a controversy during her Campaign, newly elected State Senator Dana Young, R-Tampa, says she’ll introduce a Bill in the coming Legislative Session to Ban the practice of fracking Statewide.  William March reports for the Tampa Bay Times.


Joe Negron Will Support New Seminole Compact Next Session

Answering a $3 Billion question, Senate President Joe Negron Tuesday said he backed passage next session of a Renewed Gambling Agreement,’s Jim Rosica reports.




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