Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Tuesday, August 10
Aug 10, 2010
Above: Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Kendrick Meek and Jeff Greene held their second debate today in the studios of WKMG-TV in Orlando. The station will Webcast the event tonight at 9:00 p.m. To view the event, click here (viewing instructions to be posted).
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Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty on Tuesday defended the dozens of home insurance rate hikes his office approved since January 2009.
Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc., a vertically integrated insurance holding company, announced second-quarter 2010 net income of $10.8 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, compared to $7.6 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2009.
With one hand on the steering wheel of her mom’s Mercedes-Benz and the other hand grasping a cell phone, Erica Krasne tried to text while driving.
Many Florida insurers turning down coverage for homeowners with ‘bully’ dog breeds
Kay-Lynette Roca gets the panicked call a handful of times each month.
Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced that Florida’s Medicaid program will receive more than $3 million after reaching an agreement with Orthoâ€McNeilâ€Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to settle allegations that the company engaged in offâ€label marketing of its drug Topamax.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau has established the Central Florida Major Medical Fraud Task Force.
The state fund that picks up the cost of health care bills for state workers won’t go insolvent as quickly as once projected.
The bill passed. Florida lawmakers voted party line. Florida is set to receive $554.8 million in aid to help schools retain or hire back teachers, as well as $784 million in Medicaid funding under legislation the U.S. House approved Tuesday afternoon.
Monday’s turnout was a far cry from the 2008 presidential race, but candidates for governor and Senate campaigned all over the state
As two weeks of early voting began in Florida on Monday, gubernatorial hopeful Bill McCollum barnstormed three crucial television markets, chasing Rick Scott with a Republican icon in tow: former Gov. Jeb Bush.
Bill McCollum has made it clear he supports Florida’s ban on gay adoption. Now the Republican gubernatorial candidate is saying he doesn’t think gay people should be allowed to be foster parents, either.
Calls Rick Scott ‘a public hazard’
A Tallahassee trial lawyer has filed a lawsuit to obtain a Rick Scott video deposition in a case against a chain of clinics founded by the Republican front-runner for Florida governor.
A judge shot down longshot Democratic Senate candidate Maurice Ferre’s attempts to be included in Tuesday’s statewide debate, noting that Ferre has little support amid likely voters.
As early voting begins, he joins McCollum on a three-city tour
Looking to bolster his credibility among GOP voters, Bill McCollum on Monday embraced the coattails of the last popular Republican governor of Florida.
There’s only one party with steady growth this year in the Florida electorate: No Party.
After two years without one, the sales tax holiday is back in Florida.
Florida is trying to cut waiting times to obtain and renew driver licenses, which have increased due to new federal identification requirements and a budgeting glitch, the state’s top motor vehicle official said Tuesday.
Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Joel Ario has stepped down as the state’s top insurance regulator to take a position with the federal government as director of federal Office of Insurance Exchanges.
Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has named Scott Kipper as the Louisiana Department of Insurance Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Health.
An insurance company has filed suit against one of its clients, alleging the client refuses to participate in an appraisal process regarding the amount of damage caused to her property following Hurricane Ike.
The California Supreme Court has ruled that plaintiffs may not seek treble damages under the state’s Unfair Competition Law, and instead can only seek remedies to injunction and restitution.
The summer meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners — scheduled Aug. 12-17 — is happening in the middle of what may be the most hectic scramble to adapt to new federal laws that the industry has seen in generations.
Voters in Georgia go to the polls tomorrow for a runoff election in which they will vote for one of two Republican candidates for state insurance commissioner.
Newark, Calif.-based Risk Management Solutions has enhanced its terrorism risk model, adding in more details for international cities and higher resolution hazard information and refinements to human exposure and building vulnerability based on data from recent attacks.
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