Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Thursday, January 6
Jan 6, 2011
To view a complete story, click on a headline below:
A state-run insurance pool, stricter regulations on public insurance adjusters and shifting the burden of proof on claims are among the options posed by Senate committee for curbing sinkhole claims that have tripled since 2006.
The application of white, “cool-roof” coatings to asphalt-shingle roofs has gotten a Florida electric utility in hot water with some homeowners due to allegations that the coatings caused roof deterioration and leaking, as reported Tuesday in Durability + Design.
State Auto Financial Corporation. completed the previously announced sale of its non-standard automobile insurance subsidiary, State Auto National Insurance Company, to Hallmark Insurance Company of Fort Worth, Texas, effective Dec. 31.
Facility is only the 17th of its kind in the world
Acting on his anti-regulatory priority, Governor Rick Scott’s first act in office was to sign a sweeping executive order putting a hold on all pending state government regulations.
Website auction starts Feb. 9th
Governor Rick Scott tapped an executive at one of Florida’s largest development companies to head the stage agency charged with managing growth. Billy Buzzett, a fifth-generation Floridian who previously worked for the St. Joe Company, will head the Department of Community Affairs.
U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, has been tapped to lead House Democrats effort to retain their incumbents in the 2012 elections and as the point person on redistricting.
Though they are both relative newcomers to Capitol Hill, U.S. Representatives. Tom Rooney, R-Tequesta, and Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, have been key positions in the 112th Congress that convened Wednesday.
Newly inaugurated Governor Rick Scott has not yet signaled whether he will get on board with a high-speed rail system connecting Tampa and Orlando, but the Senate president says he won’t go along for the ride.
Lawmakers have discussed potential legislation patterned after an Arizona law.
The first of three immigration meetings set for Monday will be the Senate’s first look at a debate over a comprehensive Arizona-style measure, a topic that Governor Rick Scott made one of the biggest social issues of his campaign for governor.
Sweeping evidence of the case the state attorney general’s office has built in its pursuit of foreclosure justice for Florida homeowners is outlined in a 98-page presentation complete with copies of allegedly forged signatures, false notarizations, bogus witnesses and improper mortgage assignments.
Florida’s failure to qualify for new money to enroll more children in the state’s subsidized children’s health insurance program is due to legislative inaction, said Senate Democratic leader Nan Rich.
When Florida’s legislators gather in March for the 2011 legislative session, tackling the state’s $3.5 billion deficit will be one of their most difficult tasks. Many states face similar (or worse) situations, but that fact won’t make it any easier.
Mike Geeslin led agency for 5 years; governor has not appointed a replacement.
A report from the Office of Inspector General in the Department of Homeland Security urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency to collect $643 million in improper disaster assistance payments doled out after hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Nearly one out of every five no-fault auto insurance claims closed in the New York City area in 2010 appears to have elements of fraud, according to a new study from the …
Washington Governor Chris Gregoire says she will introduce workers compensation legislation to set up a network of credentialed health care providers for the state and self-insured employers.
To unsubscribe from this newsletter, please send and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.