Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Monday, January 25
Jan 25, 2010
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Under growing pressure, Citizens Property Insurance Corp.’s board said Monday that it will seek competitive bids for its controversial home reinspection program following a pilot project now underway.
The Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology, Windstorm Mitigation Committee has issued a draft report of its recommendations for fixing the problematic wind mitigation credit program.
A serious threat to Florida’s economic recovery is the possibility that a major hurricane will strike a large metropolitan area.
A severe weather system, which may have included two or three tornado touchdowns, caused damage across Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia Thursday afternoon.
As soon as Carol Csontos stepped out the front door of her home on North Windsor Lane on Thursday morning, she knew she was going to get wet.
If nature sends another string of freezing nights our way this winter, pumps in berry fields will again spew millions of gallons of water over the crops and residents of east Hillsborough County would see the same results.
Fiesta Auto Insurance, the nation’s only insurance and tax preparation business, announced that it will be opening five locations in the Miami area within the next two months.
Flo, the friendly character in Progressive Insurance’s commercials, is looking for a sidekick.
Put aside the furor about national health care reform. Florida leaders have a more immediate problem.
Florida could save more than $118 million if it removed HMOs as one of the health care options offered to state employees, according to a consultant’s report commissioned by the state agency that oversees health insurance for state workers and their families.
VERTEX, Incorporated, a provider of professional services to the insurance and financial services industries, today announced its introduction of a Term and Permanent Life product platform and its partnership with Blue Frog Solutions, a leading provider of the Life & Annuity Order Entry System.
Teague Financial Group, an office affiliate of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, plans to recruit 50 financial representatives this year.
This weeks U.S. Supreme Court ruling on corporate political advertising seems to spell the end of the road for a four-year legal battle to invalidate Floridas gift ban.
Regulators have shut down a Florida bank, bringing to five the number of bank failures so far in 2010, following 140 closures last year in the toughest economic environment since .
A game of chicken between Amtrak and the state could jeopardize one of Gov. Charlie Crist’s legacies: Central Florida commuter rail.
Six amendments have been certified for Florida’s 2010 ballot, with the first three proposed by the Legislature and the second three through petition drives.
Gov. Charlie Crist says he’ll delay an increase in the state’s unemployment compensation insurance tax until lawmakers can reduce it.
The December unemployment number was 1.8 percentage points higher than the national unemployment rate.
- Report: Stimulus saves, creates 87,700 Fla. jobs
- Governor Crist Announces Additional $12.4 million in Green Jobs Grants
Gators and bass can’t vote. At least not legally.
For months, Aronberg and Gelber have criss-crossed the peninsula raising money, collecting endorsements and honing their messages in advance of their showdown, the Aug. 24 primary.
The mud is flying in the Democratic race for the District 58 state House seat.
State Sen. Paula Dockery has said she doesn’t need as much money as her Republican primary opponent for governor, State Attorney General Bill McCollum.
Apparently a lot of donors aren’t buying the chatter that either Charlie Crist or Marco Rubio is sure to be the next U.S.senator from Florida.
Political analyst Stuart Rothenberg has a new report out today that rates Florida’s 8th Congressional District as more favorable to Republicans.
Early release for prisoners? Eliminating the Florida Department of Law Enforcement?
A Senate panel charged with carrying out a state constitutional amendment to protect working waterfronts made last-minute changes Thursday to expand the amendment’s scope and protect it from likely legal challenges from local cash-strapped local governments.
Spring training used to be the nearly exclusive property of Florida, but a quick look around the state shows how much that has changed. One by one, teams have left us for the lure of top-notch new facilities in Arizona.
Adoption agencies would be barred from making prospective parents reveal whether they have guns or ammunition at home under a measure that sailed through a Florida House panel Thursday with the backing of the National Rifle Association.
Delaware Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart licensed the world’s first serial entity captive.
More than a year and a half after a massive flood left a huge swath of eastern Iowa underwater, the tiny farming community of Oakville is clinging to survival.
Key executives from over 50 companies, state agencies and industry groups met with New York Insurance Department officials yesterday to begin hashing out details for reviving the New York Insurance Exchange.
A front in the national health care battle has opened in New York City, where a major hospital chain and one of the nations largest insurance companies are locked in a struggle over control of treatment and costs that could have broad ramifications for millions of people with private health insurance.
Nationwide Insurance has proposed a 11.7 percent increase in homeowner insurance premiums statewide.
The private crop insurance industry is blasting a proposed restructuring in the crop insurance program they say would cut $4 billion — or $800 million a year — over the next five years.
Internationally Active Insurance Groups
The IAIS Executive Committee this week approved the recommendations on the design and workplan regarding a framework to better supervise internationally active insurance groups and their group-wide risks.
Think the recent wild weather that hammered California was bad? Experts are imagining far worse.
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