Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Thursday, November 19
Nov 19, 2009
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In politics, payback can be a real …well, you know, female dog.
FPIC Insurance Group, Inc.announced today that the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (“Florida OIR”), at the request of the Florida Guaranty Association (“FIGA”), has levied an assessment upon subject property and casualty insurance companies operating in Florida to secure funds necessary for the payment of claims covered by FIGA and related administration costs.
Florida CFO Alex Sink today announced that her Division of Workers’ Compensation has completed a statewide sweep of construction and non-construction industries, interviewing more than 900 employers and employees at hundreds of jobsites across Florida.
Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink announced today, November 19, 2009, that Tammy Teston will replace Jim Cassady in January 2010 as Chief of Staff of the Florida Department of Financial Services.
Beginning Thursday, no matter where most of Florida’s 2.6 million Medicaid recipients go for health care, their medical records will travel with them.
In emergencies, time is of the essence.
Small businesses in Florida battling the Great Recession have a new foe on the horizon: skyrocketing unemployment compensation taxes.
The Florida Senate has created a new Budget Office that will be responsible for providing independent analyses of state government agency operations, including overlapping agency jurisdictions and functions, the financial structure of agencies, sources and uses of revenues, expenditure patterns and performance evaluation.
State House Speaker Pro Tempore Ron Reagan, R-Bradenton, confirmed Wednesday that he will not run for the state Senate when his current term expires.
A Boca Raton attorney has filed to be the first Republican in 12 years to challenge for the historically Democratic state House District 78. Meanwhile, Boca Raton chiropractor Steve Perman is going to take a third run
The budding economic recovery is getting little help from the home building industry, which normally creates jobs and boosts growth as a recession ends.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that DOE is awarding $30,401,600 in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to Florida to support clean energy projects across the state.
Anyone looking to convert a Toyota Prius into a plug-in electric vehicle can get $5,000 from the state to cover some of the cost.
Customers of Florida Power & Light deserve a rate decrease, not an increase, because the company’s request for a $1.3 billion annual hike is ”a conglomeration of extreme positions and excessive demands,” Florida’s consumer advocate argued in a final brief filed Monday with state regulators.
Eligible for up to $700 million in competitive federal grants for education, Florida anticipates asking the federal government for even more than that.
A couple hundred million ain’t bad, but why not go for a billion?
Gov. Charlie Crist ordered an internal investigation and a citizen lodged an ethics complaint Wednesday over the extensive taxpayer-funded travel of Juvenile Justice Secretary Frank Peterman between the state capital and Tampa, near his family home.
The federal government could be vulnerable to billions of dollars in claims after a judge ruled that the failure to properly maintain a navigation channel led to massive flooding in Hurricane Katrina.
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners announced it has selected global investment management firm PIMCO to reassess investments that insurers complained were undervalued by major rating firms.
A New York judge has dismissed criminal charges against two former Marsh Inc. executives accused in connection with a bid-rigging and price-fixing scheme at the broker.
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