Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Friday, February 20
Feb 20, 2009
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The decision will affect 13,000 property owners in the state.
Encompass sent letters this week to its Florida customers notifying them the company will withdraw from the state’s property insurance market.
Among other charges designed to address “Florida’s long-range challenges and opportunities,” the newly-created House Select Policy Council on Strategic and Economic Planning will make recommendations on the “management of risks to the State caused by hurricanes or other natural disasters.”
Today, Northern Capital Insurance Group, a Florida-based carrier committed to providing Floridians with homeowners, commercial and auto insurance, announced they are prepared to insure 50,000 State Farm customers as the insurer withdraws from Florida.
A measure that would repeal the requirement that lawyers fees in workers compensation cases be “reasonable,” and instead restore a legislatively-set attorney fee schedule was filed this week in the House by Rep. Anitere Flores, R-Miami.
Seeks funding and policies to strengthen schools, protect property owners, keep government accountable, and promote clean emissions and renewable energy
Governor Charlie Crist today outlined his proposed $66.5-billion budget and a number of legislative priorities for the upcoming 2009 Legislative Session.
- House Democratic Leader Franklin Sands Issued The Following Statement Today In Response To Governor Crist’s Proposed 2009-10 State Budget
- Statement By Senate President Jeff Atwater Regarding Governor Crist’s Budget Recommendations
- Statement From House Speaker Pro Tempore Larry Cretul On Gov. Charlie Crist’s Proposed 2009-10 State Budget
Tim Holladay, who has been a State Farm agent for more than 30 years, told a Senate committee Thursday that he now wakes up in the early morning hours each day thinking about the employees in his small New Port Richey insurance agency.
The letter by Tom Cothron in the Feb. 11 Palm Beach Post is accurate in contending that the state must promote a private insurance market and “repair its relationship with insurers.”
In a move that will expand the Southeast super regional CPA firm’s footprint into Florida, Dixon Hughes PLLC announced that it would integrate the practice of Orlando-based Rosenfield & Company, P.A. effective February 1.
A wildfire season expected to rival some of the worst on record is already flaring across Southwest Florida, as unusually dry weather ignites a tinderbox of frost-killed leaves and grasses.
South Florida’s roads are jammed – with drivers lacking valid licenses.
Federal regulators on Thursday suspended WellCare Health Plans Inc. from signing up new customers for its Medicare-backed insurance and drug plans, and sternly scolded the company for faults.
Federal stimulus money will increase weekly benefits by $25 for remainder of 2009
Governor Charlie Crist today, continuing his efforts to strengthen the economy and help Floridians affected by the current economic downturn, signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor to increase weekly unemployment benefits by $25 per week, bringing $345 million to Florida during the 2009 calendar year.
Wants agency to finish master plan
Lawmakers Thursday said Space Florida needs to get its guiding principles in order and the director of the public-private industry advocate agreed.
Hundreds of miles of pipelines would cross nine counties
Having less water in Florida could lead to building some really big water lines.
Organized labor and business interests squared off Thursday as two Republican legislators offered a constitutional amendment aimed at nullifying a major union bill in Congress.
President Barack Obama warned Miami Mayor Manny Diaz and other big city mayors Friday that he’s expecting the stimulus money to be spent on deserving projects — and not wasted on political pork.
Republicans are faced with a dilemma.
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is mooted as a GOP presidential contender, as is South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford.
Why here? Why now?
Why is Scripps Florida important?
The main regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Thursday said he sees a future for mortgage insurance companies that underwrite many loans for the two mortgage finance giants.
A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of Allstate Corp and State Farm Fire and Casualty Co from a lawsuit accusing them of overbilling the U.S. government for flood damage in Louisiana related to the 2005 storm Hurricane Katrina.
New York Insurance Superintendent Eric Dinallo notified insurers yesterday that exceptions from capital and surplus accounting standards granted by other states must not be reflected in New York financial statements they must file by March 1.
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