Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Wednesday, August 18
Aug 18, 2010
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Approval of plan will allow Florida to continue to receive additional federal funding
Governor Charlie Crist today announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management has received approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Florida’s updated 2010 enhanced mitigation plan.
Five years ago, the city joined a nonprofit housing agency in a project to turn recycled shipping containers into a pair of hurricane-resistant homes in Bartlett Park.
The 2010 WIND Umpire Directory has been updated with an ‘Index by State/City’ and an ‘Index by Occupation.’
A.M. Best Co. has revised the outlook to stable from negative and affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and issuer credit rating of “a-” of Service Insurance Company (Service Insurance) (Bradenton, FL).
SUNZ Insurance Co. added for more states to its coverage area.
Thousands of people who have been caught on camera running red lights on city streets may get a check in the mail soon if a lawsuit filed recently is successful.
Florida will get $1 million to fight unreasonable hikes in insurance premiums, announced federal officials.
No new pain management clinics can open in Fort Lauderdale at least until Feb. 25
The Florida Supreme Court is hearing arguments in challenges to three proposed state constitutional amendments.
Florida had the second highest percentage of borrowers nationwide at least 60 days behind on mortgage payments in the second quarter of 2010, credit bureau TransUnion said Tuesday. The nationwide number decreased, suggesting that credit conditions in the housing market have stabilized.
The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 has funded 38,505 jobs in Florida so far, according to statistics compiled by Onvia Inc.
Florida is launching a new website offering election results including a tool for tracking specific races.
Florida nabbed the No. 17 spot on Businessweek.com’s top 20 list of America’s laziest states.
A solar energy representative on Monday welcomed state action to pay some of the more than 15,000 in applications that have been filed for solar energy rebates.
With six days to go until Florida Republicans pick a nominee for attorney general, former Hillsborough prosecutor Pam Bondi scored a significant endorsement Wednesday from Sarah Palin.
Lawton ”Bud” Chiles and his independent was supposed to be the spoiler in this year’s race for governor.
As everyone debates the statewide Amendment 4, about comprehensive land use plans, a new documentary on PBS will show just how loosey-goosey Miami’s early history was.
A five-year National Flood Insurance Program extension bill passed by the House in July is unlikely to pass the Senate before the program’s next scheduled expiration on Sept. 30, representatives for two Washington-based agent groups said.
A case involving the alleged inappropriate donations of two insurance companies and political actions committees to Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine could be referred to the state prosecutor for investigation.
Financially strapped insurance companies in Missouri will soon face tighter oversight, thanks to a new law signed by Gov. Jay Nixon.
The National Assn. of Insurance Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a proposed financial template, called a “blank,” specifying the types of services, fees and other spending that health insurers may be able to count as medical expenses under the new minimum medical-loss ratio requirements set by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Conglomerates involved in both the banking and insurance sectors could see stricter regulations in European Union member states, possibly by next year, if a European Commission proposal takes effect, the Commission said.
A worker at a chemical-flavoring plant who was disabled by exposure to diacetyl, an ingredient in butter flavoring used in popcorn, was awarded $30.4 million by a jury, the largest amount awarded to an individual in cases involving diacetyl, a law firm said.
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