Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Thursday, July 15
Jul 15, 2010
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Strong Democratic opposition to the Neal bill surfaced in Washington yesterday as Bermuda’s reinsurance industry came under the scrutiny of US lawmakers.
The sinkhole at the Bordeaux Village Condominiums in Tampa grew considerably Wednesday, as rain eroded the sidewalls of the hole.
The Florida Division of Agent and Agency Services is now making license identifications available electronically for insurance agents, adjusters and other licensees.
The National Wildife Federation claims in a lawsuit that the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood insurance program is hurting sea turtles by spurring coastal development.
At the new Paul Davis Restoration National Training Center, students learn how to clean up wet disasters
Wet Carpet. Water dripping from ceilings. The smell of mildew. All are fears of every homeowner.
The workers compensation market experienced a 6.5 percent growth in total pharmacy spending per injured worker in 2009, according to a report by a pharmaceutical products provider.
With cash-hungry South Florida cities and the state in full money-grab mode, will red-light cameras be just the start?
Legislative leaders moved to end speculation Thursday about adding property-tax breaks, immigration reform or a host of other issues to the special session called next week by Gov. Charlie Crist to craft a ballot measure banning oil-drilling in Florida waters.
Some lawmakers want Florida to pass its own legislation
Florida is backing Arizona in its fight with the federal government over who can enforce U.S. immigration laws, Attorney General Bill McCollum said Wednesday.
GOVERNOR’S RACE: Ruling backs McCollum’s access to matching public funds
Attorney General Bill McCollum’s bid for governor avoided a serious blow after a federal judge refused Wednesday to shut down Florida’s system of giving candidates taxpayer money.
Gov. Charlie Crist appointed State Rep. Ronald Brisé and Jacksonville City Councilman Arthur Graham to serve on the Public Service Commission, which regulates how affordable, reliable and safe your utility service is.
Rep. Sandy Adams, R-Oviedo, announced on Thursday that she will file a motion in the special session next week to censure Gov. Charlie Crist for calling the session.
Gov. Charlie Crist is not ready to take no for an answer when it comes to the latest rejection from BP for additional marketing dollars to local economies crushed by the bad PR from publicity over tarballs, oil slicks and gooey sludge rolling onto some Florida beaches.
A new poll released Tuesday by Reuters and Ipsos shows Gov. Charlie Crist leading the race for the U.S. Senate seat while Rick Scott is the favorite in the gubernatorial race.
Six South Florida men have been arrested in connection with a $2 million mortgage fraud scheme that allegedly included recruiting “straw buyers” who allowed their names to be used on loan applications for properties that would be bought by others, state insurance fraud investigators said.
Ranks first and 48th in same survey
Florida is simultaneously one of the best and one of the worst states for doing business based on an annual analysis by CNBC.
Longtime appellate Judge Thomas H. Barkdull Jr. of Palm Beach Gardens is dead. He died Tuesday at the age of 84.
The Senate today passed and sent to President Obama legislation that would make the most sweeping changes to financial services regulation since the Great Depression.
Both sides presented their views at a hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday, July 14. Compromise over whether or not to disallow deductions for premiums paid to purchase reinsurance from “affiliated companies,” who are located outside of the U.S., doesn’t seem likely.
Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Miss., today characterized as “absurd” a decision by House officials not to allow a floor vote on an amendment to the National Flood Insurance Program that would add wind coverage to the program.
The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association will pay out an estimated $189 million to policyholders whose homes were razed to the slab nearly two years ago.
The United States should not be among the first wave of countries assessed for equivalence with European Union insurance regulations under Solvency II because of difficulties determining an assessment under the U.S. state-based system of insurance regulation, according to a draft recommendation released by a group of European regulators on Wednesday.
Louisiana statistic is twice the national average
Five years after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, nearly a third of Louisiana homeowners mistakenly believe that their homeowners policies cover flood damage, according to a poll by the Insurance Information Institute.
An initiative to eliminate Washington’s workers’ compensation insurance monopoly and allow private insurers to offer coverage for workplace injuries has qualified for the November ballot.
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will take over asbestos and environmental pollution risks now held by CNA Financial Corp. in exchange for a $2 billion fee.
Two Republican candidates for Insurance commissioner and a new ethics complaint charge opponent Ralph Hudgens with violating rules on handing campaign finances, but the Hull legislator says they’re uninformed and guilty themselves.
Guy Carpenter & Co. L.L.C. said Wednesday that Martin Pepper has been appointed head of the global risk and reinsurance specialist’s marine and energy practice, effective Aug. 16.
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