Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Friday, September 18
Sep 18, 2009
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An addendum to the fiscal forecast shows that the state’s Hurricane Catastrophe Fund is about $7 billion short of meeting its maximum legal obligation. And the state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. is also $7 billion short of what it may be obliged to pay out if “the big one” hits.
Even though WellCare Health Plans is still under federal sanctions barring it from marketing or selling its drug and HMO plans to Medicare beneficiaries, the Tampa-based insurer is hiring sales people for those programs.
The tidal wave of controversy over ACORN swept rapidly through Florida on Thursday with dozens of angry people contacting Gov. Charlie Crist’s office and his political rival questioning his ties to the organization.
Florida’s changing regulatory environment under Gov. Charlie Crist is one of the reasons Florida Power & Light Co. needs a $1.3 billion rate hike, an expert hired by the Juno Beach-based utility testified Wednesday.
Thundering explosions that shook the earth and stopped traffic on U.S. 27 once signaled progress in South Florida’s long-stalled struggle to provide water to revive the Everglades.
Things to ponder in the aftermath of the Senate District 8 special election.
The Securities and Exchange Commission today voted unanimously to take several rulemaking actions to bolster oversight of credit ratings agencies by enhancing disclosure and improving the quality of credit ratings.
The chemotherapy was shrinking cancer patient Esther Dardinger’s tumors when her insurer, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, decided to stop paying for it.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. has introduced legislation to eliminate a federal antitrust exemption for health insurance and medical malpractice insurance companies.
Northeast Louisiana officials are worried that federal authorities may “de-certify” the Ouachita River levee system.
Firefighters and safety advocates say they could triumph over the ‘last bastion of America’s fire problem’ — the family home — if officials require sprinklers in every new home.
The White House said Thursday it had allocated $25 million in grants to states for a pilot program that would seek to ease the impact of malpractice suits on the U.S. medical system, as President Barack Obama pushes for sweeping healthcare reform.
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