Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Tuesday, August 4
Aug 4, 2009
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A special Florida House committee has delayed hearings on ethics allegations against former Speaker Ray Sansom until after his criminal trial.
Florida heads once again into the high-risk hurricane months with too little property insurance coverage, the state needs action from its public officials. State Farm, with 770,000 property insurance policyholders, is still trying to exit the business in Florida.
Governor Charlie Crist and Florida emergency management officials today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved disaster loan funds for Volusia County residents and businesses in response to a tornado and severe storms that occurred on July 24, 2009. The SBA approval on Friday, July 31, came just three days after the initial request by the state of Florida on July 28.
Citizens Property Insurance Corp. representatives will be in Fort Lauderdale this month to answer policyholders’ questions. Rep. Evan Jenne, D-Dania Beach, said he’s holding the meeting because his office regularly fields property insurance questions.
Although defective Chinese drywall is plaguing houses throughout Broward County, only homeowners in Parkland received a discount in their new property tax assessments.
Roll-a-way of North Florida, located in St. Augustine, Florida, has become the exclusive dealer for Roll-a-way(TM) storm and security products for northeast Florida.
New tests of a 30-story waterfront tower on South Flagler Drive show that the hurricane-damaged condo’s exterior does not have sufficient asbestos to require expensive containment measures that were holding up demolition.
Last week’s news was been dominated by stories about research confirming that texting while driving makes our roads less safe and the drivers who do it more dangerous.
Florida CFO Alex Sink today urged Florida’s self-employed individuals to take advantage of the August open-enrollment period that allows single-group employers, sole proprietors, independent contractors and others to obtain health insurance or switch plans on a guaranteed-issue basis.
State environmental officials will begin drawing water samples from about 50 wells in The Acreage today.
INDIAN RIVER SHORES Town resident Bev Harrison felt compelled to vote Tuesday in a special election in which many arent. In the first two hours after voting started at 7 a.m., 138 barrier island residents cast ballots at polls in the special election for state senator, District 28.
After earning nearly 250 wins on the college gridiron, former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz is eyeing another competition — as a candidate for Congress in Central Florida.
Indicted former House Speaker Ray Sansom was dragged into a high-profile Central Florida state House race Monday, when Democratic rival Amy Mercado demanded that Speaker-designate Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, join her in calling on Sansom to quit.
A memorial service for former Senate President Jim King, a Jacksonville Republican, will be held today in the Florida House chambers at 2 p.m.
There are a thousand ways to identify sickly big banks.
The Florida citrus industry’s long nightmare – a seven-season decline in U.S. orange juice sales – may be over, and not a moment too soon.
It wasn’t long ago that Transeastern Properties Inc. had future U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez on its lobbyist roster.
Victims of abuse at the Florida Reform School for Boys should be compensated for their injuries at the hands of school staff during the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, a Tampa state senator said in a bill filed on Friday.
Former WorldCom Chief Financial Officer Scott Sullivan quietly has returned to suburban Boca Raton after serving four years of a five-year prison sentence for his part in one of the nation’s biggest financial scandals.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal awarded six grants totaling $3,862,223 to East Feliciana Parish that will go towards hurricane recovery efforts, hazard mitigation and infrastructure improvements.
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger has confirmed that she will campaign for another term as the state’s top insurance regulator.
Delaware Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart says the state is working to attract new insurance carriers
Kentucky National Insurance Co., a Lexington-based property/ casualty insurance company, began offering insurance to customers in Tennessee June 1, 2009.
Hundreds of tractor-trailer and bus companies ordered to shut down because of federal safety violations ranging from suspended licenses to possible drug use have stayed on the road by using different names, investigators say.
Survey finds 53 percent of consumers who switched companies got better rates. Excellent homeowners insurance coverage can be costly and hard to get according to a Consumer Reports’ survey that asked 10,700 readers about their satisfaction with their homeowners insurance claims service in the last few years.
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