Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Monday, February 1
Feb 1, 2010
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In my capacity as a member of the Florida Legislature, I have always been intrigued by the rich history of our state.
More than a dozen Citizens Property Insurance policyholders and others wrote or called last week to say they were disturbed by our report that the state-backed insurer’s compensation costs increased by 50 percent in the past few years though the insurer has trimmed hundreds of thousands of policies since its peak of 1.4 million in Oct. 2007.
This has been a tough year for property insurance consumers in the state of Florida.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 60 of Florida’s 67 counties as primary natural disaster areas, caused by cold weather and freezing conditions during the past month.
Brown & Brown Inc. has bought certain assets of Insurance Exchange Inc. of Albuquerque, N.M., for an undisclosed sum.
Many people have contacted my office regarding the Chinese drywall issue. We are well aware of the drywall problem and all problems associated with it. We are working to come up with solutions as quickly as possible.
Conservative lawmakers from 25 states have introduced legislation aimed at preempting any federal bill requiring an individual to buy health insurance.
With more red light cameras coming, city officials expect more drivers to contest $125 fines.
Here is House Speaker Larry Cretul’s memo today outlining the plan for dealing with the unemployment tax the first week of session.
The Jacksonville insurer projects losses of 23 cents for every dollar at collects unless the increase is approved.
Cover Florida was designed to be what the state’s 3.8 million uninsured residents had been waiting for: an affordable, accessible alternative to expensive health insurance plans.
Already nearly 500 gravely injured Haitian earthquake victims have been brought to hospitals in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties for treatment, a top state official said today.
If a prisoner in the Alachua County jail gets sick and has no health insurance, the county pays the bill.
Losses widened for Bank of Florida Corp. in 2009.
The death knell for democracy? Or a vital protection for First Amendment rights?
Suspects accused of grand theft and other illegal activity
Florida CFO Alex Sink today announced the arrests of Ft. Myers bail bond agent and business owner Onil Martinez and unlicensed bail bond agent Wilfredo Gonzalez, who allegedly committed multiple crimes including stealing $90,000 in bond collateral.
State Rep. Alan Hayes blasted the governor’s plan for expanded gambling at Seminole Tribe casinos Friday, saying the state needs a compact “that benefits Floridians, not Seminoles and Miccosukees.”
Attorney General Bill McCollum today issued the following statement on the upcoming statewide grand jury on public corruption, which is scheduled to begin jury selection next week.
Central Florida is in for a culture shock.
Grouper rules could sink charter fishing operations
For many visitors, a trip to Florida is as much about catching grouper in the Gulf of Mexico as a day at the beach or Disney World.
The Navy will station an nuclear aircraft carrier at Naval Station Mayport near Jacksonville, an announcement that could bring thousands of jobs to the area.
The vast security operation protecting the Super Bowl and surrounding events ranges from Air Force F-16s patrolling the skies above Miami on game day to a buffer zone extending at least 100 yards out from the stadium.
A New York state judge Friday dismissed criminal charges against more former insurance executives who had pleaded guilty to charges in connection with New York’s bid-rigging investigation involving Marsh Inc.
Indiana’s Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels ordered his state’s insurance department not to participate in a National Association of Insurance Commissioners climate risk survey, one official said.
California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner said that his position has become too politicized and should return to being one that’s appointed by the governor.
Structure Combines Reinsurance Programs of Six of the Group’s Companies Into a Single Program
Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, the leading global risk and reinsurance specialist, has today announced the completion of a new reinsurance structure for Gulf Insurance Group.
Allstate Corp. insurance agents are bracing for a shakeup that they say could winnow their ranks by about a fifth.
Arbitration Forums Inc. dispute resolution service said it resolved more than 520,000 inter-company claims disputes valued at nearly $2.5 billion in 2009.
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