Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Tuesday, July 15
Jul 15, 2008
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Firms picking up business shed by larger competitors.
At least 14 new Florida-based property insurers doing business in metro Orlando are offering something rare in today’s economy: lower prices.
Governor Charlie Crist today met with Lord Levene, the chairman of Lloydâ€™s of London to discuss reinsurance issues in Florida, as well as Lloydâ€™s climate change initiatives.Â The meeting occurred during the Team Florida Trade and Business Development Mission to the United Kingdom, France, Russia and Spain. Also in attendance were Florida House of Representatives Speaker Designate Ray Sansom and Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty.
U.S. Representatives passed legislation Monday, correcting a federal mapping error that has prevented Naples Cay residents from participating in the Federal Flood Insurance Program.
Patricia Bittiker has been able to obtain medical coverage recently through a concierge medical practice. She is standing in front of her mobile home in West Palm Beach Monday.
When diabetes made it impossible for Shelly Burke to continue working, she applied for Social Security Disability benefits. It would take eight years before she saw a penny. As time went by, she struggled to feed herself, a daughter and a granddaughter and to keep a roof over their heads.
Reputation, patient mortality and ability to handle difficult situations were among the factors considered in ranking 5,453 hospitals.
Tenet Healthcare Corp. has paid nearly $2 million to settle a malpractice lawsuit filed by the family of a Boca Raton woman who died in 2004 after two of its hospitals failed to find a neurosurgeon to treat her stroke.
Central Florida’s largest power provider, Progress Energy, won approval Tuesday from a state regulatory agency to build two new nuclear power plants.
Offering effusive praise, state regulators Tuesday morning unanimously supported Florida Power & Light’s proposal to build the first commercial-scale solar plants in Florida.
Environmentalists blasted an announcement today by President George W. Bush that he would lift a ban on offshore drilling in hopes of spurring Congress to do the same.
One of Sen. Barack Obama’s earliest Florida supporters will play a big role in shaping the Democratic Party’s presidential campaign platform.
That old unwritten rule of schoolyard basketball â€” “No harm, no foul” â€” might not be law, but it’s fair game in politics, Democrat Fred Varn argued Monday in trying for a political comeback.
Our original Time magazine obit was bloodier.
Georgia Pacific’s paper mill in Palatka is joining two Orlando theme parks which claim they are exempt from a new state law allowing employees to keep their guns in their cars at work.
Is Florida turning blue?
Or just slightly bluish? Or even just a less reddish shade of purple?
A fellow from Clearwater named Bob Hurt wants to inform you that since the year 2000, the government of the state of Florida has been essentially invalid.
The secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections is proposing a state jail system for prison inmates serving less than 18 months behind bars.
While Lou Pearlman flew around the world in high style last year, the investigators charged with bringing him to justice never left Central Florida. They were stuck in Tampa and Orlando, digging through boxes of bank records, trying to decipher just how a music mogul managed to put together one of the biggest financial frauds Florida has seen â€” and keep it going for more than two decades.
Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority has put off deciding how to spend $300 million for flood-protection projects in case the money is needed for the New Orleans-area’s levee bills.
State legislators from around the country, who met here, roundly criticized state insurance regulators for giving conditional support to Congressâ€™ move to create an Office of Insurance Information.
The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) Property-Casualty Insurance committee has voted to approve a resolution supporting the state regulation of the use of credit information in insurance.
Insurance industry officials will meet with Treasury tax officials tomorrow and urge them to delay or rescind Internal Revenue Service guidance requiring domestic insurers to pay an excise tax every time a premium is ceded to a foreign insurer or reinsurer.
A Missouri lawsuit, which exposed Allstate to more than $7 million in fines and embroiled the company in a long-running battle to keep secret a report advising it on claims handling, has been settled.
Calif. Homeowners Say They Were Misled Into Being Underinsured – And Weren’t In “Good Hands”
When wildfires swept through Jack and Patricia Bennett’s Rancho Bernardo home last October, everything they owned was reduced to ash.
An alliance of insurance companies and environmentalists wants to bring a new kind of mileage-based auto insurance to California and charge motorists only for the number of miles actually driven.
Like most of my friends here in the cozy, progressive-minded state of California, I believe American health care is a national disgrace. I believe it’s an outrage that 50 million Americans lack health insurance and that care for the insured is so often refused, or else insufficient or just plain sloppy.
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