Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Friday, August 6

Aug 6, 2010


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Florida Fortified for Big-Storm Impact

Thanks to a string of very good luck – namely, four consecutive years of calm hurricane seasons – the Florida property insurance market appears able to absorb the blow of a large storm in addition to a series of smaller events this year.


Florida Chinese drywall causes insurance headaches

Families with Chinese drywall that had their insurance dropped, are having a tough time finding coverage elsewhere.


Legislators join widow of FHP trooper in attacking Fords

A group of Florida legislators on Thursday demanded that state officials replace nearly 1,800 cruisers used by the Florida Highway Patrol over concerns the vehicles burst into flames when struck from behind at high speeds.


News Release:  Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum and 19 other state attorneys general and governors respond to federal motion to dismiss filed in health care lawsuit

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum and 19 other state attorneys general and governors today filed a response to the Department of Justice’s motion to dismiss in the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the federal health care reform act.


Florida Medicaid could get $700M

After months of uncertainty, Florida is poised to receive about $700 million in additional Medicaid funding after Democrats in the U.S. Senate overcame fierce Republican opposition Wednesday.



Blog:  Tom Arnold resigns as head of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration

Only a few months after getting rejected — and then confirmed at the last minute of the session — by the Senate, Tom Arnold is retiring as head of the Agency for Health Care Administration, which includes Florida’s Medicaid program.


Blog:  It’s official — Tampa hosts 2012 GOP convention

The full Republican National Committee this afternoon voted to confirmTampa as the recommended host of the 2012 Republican National Convention, ratifying the pick earlier this year of the RNC’s site selection committee.


Report:  Floridians Get the Least Stimulus Dollars

An extensive national analysis of stimulus benefits by USA Today found Wednesday that Florida ranked last in the nation in benefits per resident from the federal assistance package.


Bill McCollum, Rick Scott trade barbs in Tampa debate

Florida’s bare-knuckle Republican gubernatorial primary hit prime time Thursday as Bill McCollum and Rick Scott lambasted each other over tax votes and corporate fraud in their second – and likely last – debate before the Aug. 24 primary.


House District 66 Write-in Cuts Most Voters Out Of Republican Primary

Candidate claims citrus industry is behind effort to sway election

As the June 18 deadline approached for candidates to file official notices, the Florida House District 66 race was shaping up as a contest between two Republicans with contrasting backgrounds and styles.


Longtime pol faces newcomer in GOP primary

The emergence of wealthy “outsiders” has been the prevailing trend of this election season.


Analysis:  Property/casualty insurers turn to reserves

The U.S. property/casualty insurance industry already has tapped significant reserve redundancies, Moody’s Investors Service said in a report released Thursday.


Massachusetts Agents Score Policy Ownership Victory

Massachusetts insurance agents scored a victory this week as the state’s governor signed a new law allowing them to keep their rights to clients’ expiring auto policies – a move sought by agents since the state’s insurance system was deregulated two years ago.


New Jersey Regulators Want to End Auto Insurance Subsidy Program

New Jersey insurance regulators plan to eliminate a never-used legal entity designed to monitor and encourage auto insurers to write more business in higher-risk areas of the state.


California Imposes Regulations To Prevent Illegal Insurance Recissions

California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner has imposed regulations designed to combat illegal rescissions. The rules take effect on August 18.



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