Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Wednesday, Feb. 20
Feb 20, 2008
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A broader pursuit alleges also seeks to block the insurer from writing new policies.
Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty went after Allstate on a second, broader front Tuesday by filing an administrative complaint alleging multiple violations of the Florida Insurance Code and seeking to suspend the company’s ability to write new insurance policies in the state.
State insurance officials outlined why they want to bar Allstate Insurance Co. and its affiliates from selling policies in Florida in a written complaint to the company.
Reagan’s plan would put portion of burden back on private firms
State Rep. Ron Reagan plans to introduce a bill Thursday that would shift some of the hurricane-risk burden from taxpayers back to private insurers.
A new bill would allow homeowners to buy a windstorm policy from a state program for a lower cost upfront but assessments could come later.
With this year’s legislative session just two weeks away, lawmakers are once again weighing proposals aimed at making insurance coverage more affordable and available.
Teachers’ pay, energy credits on agenda
Pushing beyond his political battles over property taxes, Gov. Charlie Crist now is touting a legislative agenda that focuses on establishing low-cost health insurance for the working poor, promotes higher teacher salaries and seeks tax breaks for businesses involved in solar and wind energy technologies.
Sunrise resident Lillian Kirschenberg, 83, likens adult arcade amusement centers to summer camp for seniors.
The countdown is on.
Experts in mortgage and banking industries, consumer advocates and policy experts to develop recommendations
Governor Charlie Crist today created the Florida Home Ownership Promotes the Economy (HOPE) Task Force by Executive Order 08-27 to develop an action plan to address Floridaâ€™s escalating foreclosure rate.
Gov. Charlie Crist will break with tradition March 4 when he gives the annual State of the State address at night in hopes of reaching a statewide TV audience. But his timing could pose a problem.
Three Florida business owners have been convicted in Jacksonville in a workers compensation scheme.
The Rev. Charles McKenzie, a longtime Sarasota activist and educator, knows he is the underdog in what will be a hasty race to replace Frank Peterman in the state Legislature.
Senate President Ken Pruitt said Tuesday that he plans to push for a constitutional amendment that would return the state education commissioner to an elected position.
Former Broward County Commissioner and former state legislator Ben Graber said Tuesday he’ll drop his Democratic primary challenge of U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Delray Beach, and instead run as a no-party candidate against Wexler in November.
Alvin Enfinger’s new $40,000 metal barn was supposed to withstand winds of 140 mph.
A man wearing a white suit, red bow tie and a stars-and-stripes top hat danced and flashed the peace sign in front of the Versailles restaurant in Little Havana.
A Virginia company lands a contract that could undermine Florida’s ambitions.
In a sharp blow to Florida, NASA on Tuesday chose Virginia-based Orbital Sciences to develop a spacecraft to supply the international space station after the space shuttle is retired in 2010.
Even amid a heated debate about teaching evolution, the state Board of Education found a way to rewrite its science standards without having to side with God or Charles Darwin.
U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., is asking the U.S. Treasury to block a pending tax code change seen by some as a threat to Vermont’s captive insurance industry.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Allstate Corp.’s challenge to a Texas law that restricts insurance company ownership of auto collision repair shops.
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