Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Wednesday, April 16
Apr 16, 2008
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Allstate Insurance Corp. bought itself at least two more days to keep peddling new policies in Florida.
Sen. Martinez, R-Fla., introduced legislation on Tuesday to clamp down on the home appraisal industry that lawmakers say contributed to severe mortgage woes.
Wilson adds products to counter tough times
Despite racking up its second-highest profit ever, Allstate Corp.’s shareholder return fell 17 percent last year, worse than the 13 percent decline in Standard & Poor’s index of property and casualty insurers.
Florida’s popular sales tax holiday for back-to-school supplies is in jeopardy.
Science may never devise a way to control hurricanes, but technology is evolving to deal with the aftermath.
Darryl Rouson, a St. Petersburg lawyer and activist, won election by a wide margin Tuesday to the District 55 seat in the Florida House.
A bill that could make it harder for citizens to change the Florida Constitution using petitions has won approval from a House panel.
Next time Gov. Charlie Crist wants to sign a compact — with an Indian tribe or another state — he’d have to get legislative approval, under a measure now moving through the Florida Senate.
The State Board of Administration, which put $1.2 billion in local government tax collections at risk of being devoured by the U.S. mortgage crisis, has paid more than $28,000 in bonuses this year to employees for their ‘teamwork’ and ‘superior accomplishments,’ state records show.
A law firm that specializes in representing policyholders who have experienced catastrophe claims has filed a lawsuit against several Florida insurance officials for allegedly failing to notify homeowners that they could utilize mediation to resolve claims arising out of the 2004 and 2005 hurricane season.
A cap on state and local government taxes, fees and other revenues won approval from a House panel Tuesday and now heads to the full chamber, but its prospects in the Senate are dim.
Leadership Lacking in Tough Fiscal Times
Fewer state prosecutors, no hospice services for the poor, less protection for children at risk of abuse — this is what Florida faces with the budget proposals approved by state legislators last week.
A bid to hike Florida’s cigarette taxes by $1 a pack was approved by a Senate panel on Tuesday, but the measure appears all but certain to get snuffed out.
Gov. Charlie Crist signed a bill into law on Tuesday that will allow Florida residents to keep guns locked in their cars at work.
A Senate panel singled out Florida tomato growers for abusive conditions he said are widespread among Immokalee workers, whom he compared to modern-day slaves.
A top Republican senator is working behind the scenes with Democrats to defeat an abortion measure sponsored by the leader of his own party in the Senate.
The potential juxtaposition that Florida will build more prison beds next year but cut correctional and probation officer jobs and eliminate inmate drug abuse programs is touching off a wave of opposition, including from the governor’s office.
Gov. Charlie Crist’s grand energy schemes, founded on high ideals in VIP-packed ballrooms, have come to this: a kitchen sink of a bill, stretching more than 150 pages, so crammed with jargon that you have to be paid to read it.
European Union and U.S. officials will meet next month to try to end a longstanding bone of contention over how much reserves EU reinsurers must set aside in the United States to cover potential payouts.
The 150,000 pages of documents that Allstate Corp. posted on its Web site in response to a growing public relations storm contain mind-numbing documents on processing auto insurance and homeowners claims, but nothing about the issue that is most important to people hit by hurricanes Katrina and Rita: how the company handles catastrophe claims.
A bill proposed by Illinois Rep. Edward J. Acevedo would amend the stateâ€™s insurance code by revamping the requirements necessary for public adjusters to operate in the state.
California â€™s earthquake insurer said a government study, finding a high probability of a major earthquake hitting the state in the next 30 years, will be factored into the rates it charges.
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