Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Tuesday, January 19
Jan 19, 2010
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Governor Charlie Crist issued a second Executive Order today, Tuesday, January 19, 2010 extending the agricultural State of Emergency an additional seven days.
Alltrust Insurance Inc., an employee benefits consulting firm, has merged with Caswell Insurance Services Inc.
Florida CFO Alex Sink is urging Hillsborough County and surrounding county homeowners to check their homeowner insurance policy for sinkhole coverage in light of this week’s sinkhole activity in the area.
What is pay-as-you-drive insurance?
The Florida Supreme Court says hospitals must warn patients about a state law that bars malpractice lawsuits for birth-related neurological injuries.
Leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature say the bills would lead to huge increases in Florida’s Medicaid payments, covering the poor and disabled.
Florida CFO Alex Sink today announced $12 million in taxpayer savings from applying private-sector business practices to Florida’s risk management. CFO Sink utilized advice from experts with Publix, Disney, and Rosen Hotels & Resorts and implemented an overhaul of her Division of Risk Management with these more businesslike reforms to realize the savings.
McCollum announces intention to file lawsuit, along with other Attorneys General, if provision becomes law
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced the completion of his legal analysis of whether the individual mandate currently included in the federal health care legislation violates the U.S. Constitution.
Former Polk County Commissioner Neil Combee officially entered the race for Florida House seat from District 64 on Friday.
The intra-party rebellion that ousted Florida Republican Chairman Jim Greer this month was fueled by images of limo rides, expensive meals, cocktail soirees at ritzy South Florida resorts, even cigars bought by the case.
Five candidates – three Democrats and two Republicans – are in a sprint to gain voters’ favor before a special election to fill the vacated state House District 58 seat.
Gearing up for this fall’s elections, Rep. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, led local legislative candidates in raising money during the final three months of 2009.
They came from all corners of the state in search of a common goal finding ways to get the more than 1 in 10 Floridians who are unemployed back to work.
Janet Cruz, a Democratic candidate in the special election for the District 58 state House seat, has a history of financial difficulties that includes worthless check charges and a foreclosure in the 1990s.
A longtime effort to decriminalize marijuana possession in Jacksonville Beach has expanded to Atlantic Beach, as well as to Orlando and Tallahassee.
The state has temporarily restricted the capture of certain saltwater fish because the recent cold snap killed too many of them.
Tom Considine has been nominated as New Jersey’s banking and insurance commissioner.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was insistent at his January budget presentation that his spending plan does not raise taxes.
Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp., which insures homes and commercial properties shunned by private companies, continues to shed policies.
A North Carolina appeals court is weighing whether to freeze or even reverse homeowners’ insurance premiums that soared by up to almost 30 percent along the coast while sliding by a third in counties farthest from the shore.
Entergy Corp. has filed a second suit against the Army Corps of Engineers over flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina, leaving behind hundreds of millions of dollars to power systems and higher rates for hundreds of thousands of electricity customers in Louisiana.
Rule Change Will Allow Firms to Set Aside Less Capital on Written-Down Bonds
Life insurers are readying for an estimated $5 billion-plus capital benefit from a new approach to sizing up risk in home-mortgage bonds.
Its coastal location may have drawn many residents to canarsie.
The financial crisis among Main Street banks is causing liability insurance rates for bank directors and officers to skyrocket across the board, industry insiders say.
This week, PCI launched a multimedia campaign urging Congress to preserve the McCarran-Ferguson Act and protect the medical malpractice insurance marketplace.
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