Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Wednesday, July 8
Jul 8, 2009
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Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the state’s largest property insurer, decided on Wednesday to ask for a new rate structure that would allow up to 10 percent increases as well as 10 percent decreases for customers across the state.
Homeowners are saving hundreds of dollars on their property insurance thanks to increased coverage options and their own efforts to claim discounts for their homes’ storm resistance.
Highway deaths are at an 8-year low in Florida, and for the first time since 2000, fewer than 3,000 people lost their lives on the state’s roadways, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported.
Years before his banking empire was shut down in a massive fraud case, Allen Stanford swept into Florida with a bold plan: entice Latin Americans to pour millions into his ventures — in secrecy.
He’s winning glowing praise from conservatives casting him as the future of the GOP, but Marco Rubio’s early fundraising raises doubts about his viability in a Senate match-up against Gov. Charlie Crist.
Scott Maddox, who was Tallahassee’s youngest city commissioner in 1993 when he was elected at 24, and who ended his tenure as Florida Democratic Party chairman under a financial cloud, is getting back into politics.
Nine-term Republican U.S. Rep. John Mica has additional company in his 2010 reelection bid: Palm Coast Democrat Heather Beaven, a Navy veteran and chief executive of an education foundation, entered the race this week.
One of the most contentious and expensive political battles of the 2010 election season has already started.
State Sen. Victor Crist and former Hillsborough County Commissioner Chris Hart III are among the latest Bay-area residents to file applications for the post of Hillsborough County supervisor of elections.
It was for an event they didn’t organize, but the national talk show host branded them anyway.
A national talk-show host branded the local Republican Party chairman and a handful of local legislators as his “Worst Persons in the World” for their roles in a local Tea Party protest featuring signs comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.
Long-time political mover and shaker Joe Garcia — who has been the voice a powerful Cuban exile group, chairman of the agency that regulates the state’s utilities and an unsuccessful congressional candidate — has been nominated for a post in the Obama administration.
More than a month after announcing that she was exploring a Senate bid, Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) has raised less than $5,000 for that effort and has yet to file any paperwork to form an exploratory committee with the Federal Election Commission.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has named Michael McRaith as the director of the newly created Department of Insurance.
Hundreds of thousands of people in the developing world suffer every time a catastrophe occurs.
West Virginia Insurance Commissioner Jane L. Cline says her state’s one-year old privatized workers’ compensation system is offering better claims administration, lower costs for employers and better treatment of injured workers.
Repeat of Katrina’s Diaspora Is Feared
U.S. authorities remain unable to provide emergency housing after large-scale catastrophes and must do more to prepare survivors of such disasters for permanent relocation, the Department of Homeland Security inspector general is expected to tell a House panel today.
As a thank you, a man has left $152,000 – half his estate – to the Ohio insurance company where he worked for 25 years before retiring to Boca Raton.
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