Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Thursday, August 12
Aug 12, 2010
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Polling data reveals that the majority of Florida voters understand that long term property insurance stability is a public policy goal of the utmost importance. According to the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), this should be a top priority issue for Florida’s next governor.
Despite reinsurance costs remaining at “relatively high” rates, Florida domestic insurer Homeowners Choice Inc. said it recorded 2010 second-quarter net income of $1.3 million, compared to $3 million a year ago.
Palm Beach County homeowners affected by tainted drywall are one step closer to making their case on their home turf.
Saying that, unlike insurance company adjusters, public adjusters work for consumers, Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters President David Beasley recommends that homeowners should identify reputable public adjusters in advance, so that they can quickly contact them should damage occur.
A monthly social mixer in Fort Lauderdale, kicked off last week, is drawing fire for appearing to celebrate tragedy.
As sinkholes go, this could be one of the more popular. The Lake Eaton Sinkhole, located in the Ocala National Forest, attracts hundreds of visitors a year who trek to the bottom to gaze at nature’s marvel.
Firm to create 125 positions, receive incentive funds
A life and health insurance company expects to create 125 jobs in Lee County and could earn up to $585,500 in local and state hiring incentives.
The Florida Medical Association, undergoing an apparent identity crisis, is gathering in Orlando for a debate on whether to break off from the American Medical Association.
A former southwest Florida hospital executive is accusing a health operator of paying doctors to refer Medicare patients to the company’s hospitals.
A new legal fight could swamp Florida Gov. Charlie Crist’s Everglades restoration land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp., even before the recently scaled-down version comes up for a vote on Thursday.
State economists are meeting to update their estimate of Florida’s general revenue for current and future budget years.
The state Republican Party launched an attack on the Florida Tea Party on Wednesday, paying for lawsuits against several Tea candidates with the hope of ejecting them from races for a congressional seat and three state House seats.
McCollum has stage to himself; Scott aides say demands not met
Republican candidate for governor Bill McCollum got the stage to himself Wednesday at what was supposed to be a third televised debate with opponent Rick Scott, who opted out.
Mike Fasano worked his way through the Republican ranks, starting as a teenage campaign volunteer in Pasco and rising to a powerful state senator.
Democrats Dave Aronberg and Dan Gelber fought against big money in politics as lawmakers but as the two battle in an increasingly negative primary election for attorney general, they are reversing course.
To the past episodes of Mad Men and Jersey Shore available via cable on-demand, now add the Capitol Hill and South Florida adventures of Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
The highest paid public official in Florida isn’t the governor.
Lowe’s Companies Inc., the nation’s No. 2 home improvement chain, has set off a legal firestorm by agreeing to a national settlement over tainted drywall in a class-action suit being decided in a Georgia state court.
Researchers will launch three projects — and a fleet of aircraft, including an unmanned drone — intended to improve forecasts of hurricane intensity
When National Hurricane Center Director Bill Read inevitably shows up on TV this summer to discuss a major storm, he can have high confidence in the forecast track map, better known to the rest of us as “the cone of doom.”
After Hurricane Ike swept away the first floor of Donald Box’s Bayou Vista home, he and his wife made a list of 376 missing items for their flood insurer, which quickly paid the claim.
The California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s Governing Committee has approved the recommendation to allow the pure premium rate in the state to rise by 29.6 percent, as was expected and widely reported.
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