Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Tuesday, September 29
Sep 29, 2009
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Citizens Property Insurance. Next year, the first rate increase no more than 10% for any customer at state-subsidized Citizens takes effect since a freeze three years ago.
The Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association announces its newly elected / re-elected board of directors.
Patriot Risk Management, Inc. (PRMI) announced today that its subsidiary Patriot Underwriters has finalized its 25th new agency-owned captive for workers’ compensation insurance in 2009.
Governor Charlie Crist and the Florida Cabinet today unanimously voted to appoint Julie L. Jones of Tallahassee as executive director of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
Gov. Charlie Crist told two national cable news programs this morning that his Cover Florida program could serve as a model for national reform — even though the number of Floridians without insurance has actually grown since it started — and distanced himself from his previous support for the Florida KidCare program.
Governor Charlie Crist today announced the following reappointments and appointments:
CFO Alex Sink speaks with urgency about her desire to expand and better train the board that oversees Florida’s pension fund, but the governor and the attorney general running against Sink for governor opted this morning for a slower, more measured approach.
Florida’s trial bar lobby is coming under double-barreled fire over a race-baiting mailer from a recent election that has prominent contributors ready to quit and black legislators demanding the organization “clean house.”
Gov. Crist wants a special session to get the Legislature to ratify a new gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe. Under the terms of the proposed compact, the state would get a nice cut of the tribe’s action; an estimated $6.8 billion over the next 20 years.
President Barack Obama is in for an earful from Florida elected officials and space industry leaders who promised Monday to launch an aggressive, coordinated campaign to limit the pain resulting from the space shuttle’s retirement.
Floridians are a bit more confident in the economy, with the consumer confidence level up three points to 74 in September, according to a new University of Florida survey.
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Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC was named “Best Large Reinsurance Broker” at Reactions magazine’s 2009 Global Awards dinner, held September 24 in New York.
Lawyers representing homeowners and home builders who used drywall suspected of causing corrosion and possible health risks say they expect Chinese companies that made the wallboard to ignore hundreds of lawsuits filed against them in U.S. courts.
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