Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, October 23
Oct 23, 2013
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The developer of a mold- and water-plagued condominium complex in Manatee County alleges in a lawsuit that a handful of former and current residents conspired to hack emails and to create a website slamming the company in an effort to get it to buy back their homes, the Associated Press reports via Insurance Journal.
A St. Petersburg resident has fallen prey to another disturbing twist in the flood insurance saga, Jeff Harrington reports for Tampa Bay Times.
The engineering firm conducting a $5.1-million study of septic tank alternative technologies is asking for a one-year extension, which could further delay implementation of septic tank regulations across the state, The Florida Current’s Bruce Ritchie reports.
If your main residence is in Canada, bringing a U.S.-registered vehicle north of the 49th – even temporarily – is not without red tape, explains Joanne Will for the Globe and Mail.
The Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board compares Ohio Governor John Kasich and Florida Governor Rick Scott.
Revenue from Seminole casinos is expected to rise in future years, Florida economists predict, The Florida Current’s Gray Rohrer reports.
The forged-papers scheme that got two convicted killers out of a Panhandle prison has been attempted at least seven times, the head of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Tuesday, The Florida Current’s Bill Cotterell reports.
A new “white paper” issued by Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday calls for a limited moratorium on new long-term debt by the state of Florida and will require state agencies to recommend at least $100 million in spending reductions as part of the budget he’ll submit to the Legislature early next year, Marc Caputo reports for the Miami Herald’s “Naked Politics” blog.
William Rankin, a Democratic Fort Lauderdale businessman, former Ohio treasury official, and Army veteran, formally announced his candidacy for chief financial officer tonight, Adam Smith blogs for Tampa Bay Times’ “The Buzz.”
Scratch state Sen. Maria Sachs of Delray Beach from the list of possible Democratic challengers to Republican Attorney Pam Bondi, Michael Van Sickler reports for the Miami Herald’s “Naked Politics” blog.
The Louisiana Legislature’s insurance committees have scheduled an Oct. 23 meeting to discuss what can be done to help residents facing skyrocketing flood insurance increases, the Associated Press reports via Insurance Journal.
State Auto Chairman and CEO Robert P. Restrepo has been elected Board Chair of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, National Underwriter’s PropertyCasualty360.com reports.
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