Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Friday, January 21
Jan 21, 2011
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An ambitious property insurance rewrite with everything including the kitchen sink(hole) has been filed and will get its first public hearing next week as lawmakers try again to reduce costs for the industry.
Two of the 19 questions Governor Rick Scott fielded Thursday during his town hall forum on Twitter were about the high cost of home insurance in Florida.
Citizens Property Insurance Corporation on Thursday acknowledged that it had made an error in sending out a non-renewal notice for Sarasota homeowner James Ivory, whose home has Chinese drywall problems, according to Ivory’s attorney.
Citizens’ Memo to Homeowners: Please Proceed to the “Returns” Counter
Citizens Property Insurance Corp. is revoking the discounts it gave to people for protecting their homes from hurricane damage, and other insurance companies are doing property re-inspections to get more money, too.
Governor Rick Scott today announced he’s named John P. “Jack” Miles, a retired purchasing executive who now lives in Winter Park, as his new secretary of the Department of Management Services.
South Florida jobless rates improve
Florida Republican joins Bob Graham in warning about hazards to the Sunshine State
Florida Republican Congressman Vern Buchanan introduced a bill Friday that could have a deep impact on Florida, because it seeks to stop Cuba from establishing oil rigs only 50 miles from the coast of the Sunshine State.
Senator Rene Garcia and Representative Gayle Harrell are not your typical new legislators. Both served in the House from 2000 to 2008, took a couple of years off and then got elected again in November.
Grissom, Palmer top candidates for executive position, sources say
Facing a $3.6 billion deficit, Republican state leadership is contemplating which services to cut. But there is another discussion Governor Rick Scott and legislative leaders should be having: How Florida can collect its fair share of federal money.
In the latest sign of weak financial controls in Miami-Dade government, the county must pay back $3.6 million in federal grant funds received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development after a federal audit found that county officials couldn’t show the money was properly used.
Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has issued an order directing insurers to exercise leniency in dealing with individuals and businesses that may have trouble paying premiums due the winter storms that swept through the state earlier this month.
Clothing and home furnishing company Dillard’s Inc. said Wednesday it plans to form a real estate investment trust, saying it believes the move will improve its liquidity.
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