Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Wednesday, July 22
Jul 22, 2009
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Veto on insurance bill faces challenge
Rep. Lake Ray, R-Jacksonville, has asked House Speaker Larry Cretul to consider calling a special session to deal with property insurance issues following Gov. Charlie Crists veto of a rate deregulation bill.
Property insurance rate hike request is rejected for second the time.
An appeals court has backed a decision by Florida regulators rejecting State Farm’s request to hike Florida property insurance rates by 47.1 percent.
With respect to the veto of House Bill 1171, I concur with Commissioner Kevin McCarty in that the resulting “commentary has included incomplete or incorrect information,” I think we would differ as to the sources of such misleading information.
A lawsuit filed in Miami federal court accused a major insurance firm of encouraging people to invest money with accused swindler Allen Stanford.
Just hang up. That’s the message of a new Florida public education campaign aimed at stopping people from talking on a cell phone or texting while driving.
A discussion on the National Flood Insurance Program requirements, flooding and flood-related issues will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Catherine Hickman Theater
Gov. Charlie Crist, whose embrace of President Barack Obama’s stimulus plan cost him support among some conservative Republicans, echoed their objections to Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor in a statement Tuesday.
When Gov. Charlie Crist crosses the state today to proclaim “Explore Adoption Day,” lawyers for his administration will be preparing to go to court to defend a 1977 law that bans gay adoption.
On July 24, 2009, the new Federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour will replace Florida’s current rate of $7.21 per hour.
A new wave of home foreclosures and unemployment will delay Florida’s economic recovery until the spring as the state’s once-roaring economy continues to seek bottom, according to a new state economic prediction.
The number of enforcement actions against unlicensed business activity in the state was 64 percent higher in fiscal year 2008-2009 than in the previous year, according to a report released Tuesday
National party has soured on the Orange County mayor For months, Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty has considered running against rookie U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, but he’s gotten little recent encouragement from national Republicans.
The contest for state Senate District 28 swung into Indian River County Tuesday, the northern end of the five-county seat that one of the candidates recently called a “small part” of the campaign.
Already this year, they’ve crafted Web-based ads mocking Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink for her banking background and record as a frequent flier on state.
SEC’s consideration of the effect of its rule on efficiency, competition and capital formation was ‘arbitrary and capricious’
The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today ordered the Securities and Exchange Commission to reconsider a rule that treats most equity index annuities as securities.
Despite a quiet hurricane season so far, the capital-starved insurance industry remains nervous.
A.M. Best Co. has released an update to its methodology titled “Natural Catastrophe Stress Test Methodology.”
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