Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Tuesday, Feb. 5
Feb 5, 2008
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Insurance executives got a polite but chilly reception Monday when they testified under oath to a bi-partisan Senate committee.
As a special Senate committee began two days of hearings with state insurance officials and insurance company executives, Allstate Floridian’s chief executive explained that the company didn’t pass on savings from its reinsurance purchases directly to policyholders because Allstate’s rates already were inadequate.
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The people who live in the neighborhoods surrounding an old World War II bombing range have been failed by every level of their government.
Florida got an ‘F’ grade on a national insurance report card based on a study outlining the state’s insurance ills.
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Florida State. Sen. Bill Posey, R-Rockledge, says he’s running for Congress.
Brown & Brown Inc. has acquired Tampa’s MEW Custom Staffing LLC, doing business as Custom Outsourcing, for an undisclosed sum.
Firefighters blitzed several areas of northern Cape Coral – and even a patch of the city’s southwest section.
Florida’s attorney general is reviewing the legality of fuel surcharges that several cruise lines began collecting this month.
The fight over controlling Florida growth began as a war of ideas, pitting a wealthy environmental lawyer against businesses that want less control over development, not more.
Local members of Congress said Monday they were disappointed with President Bush’s budget proposals for key South Florida projects.
State agencies, others worried about wetlands
State agencies and environmentalists are raising concerns about a revamped golf-course development proposal along a state aquatic preserve in Taylor County.
President Bush on Monday requested $4.1 billion budget for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in hopes of improving hurricane forecasts and satellite technology.
NASA expects to shed as many as 1,000 workers from its space-shuttle program in 2009 — including an unspecified number at Kennedy Space Center — as part of a $17.6 billion budget outlined Monday by the White House.
As Central Florida police and state law enforcement agents continued the child-porn investigation into the former spokesman for the state’s child welfare agency, administrators announced a series of actions Monday to better vet job applicants.
Shireena Adams has gotten $15 in child support over the 11 years she’s raised her granddaughter, creating more than a little financial strain.
Mississippi insurance agent Ken Nowlin has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in a kickback scheme involving Lafayette County’s health care coverage.
A lawsuit filed by State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. that accuses Attorney General Jim Hood of using the threat of criminal charges to force settlements in civil lawsuits is based on “lies, speculation, and innuendo,” Hood said in court papers.
Just like with do-it-yourself taxes, a growing software industry lets patients create their own “personal health records.”