The Trayvon Martin case has gripped the nation and has put both the shooter and the law that is seemingly protecting him from prosecution on trial in the court of public opinion.
In other Sunshine State news, state Sen. Jack Latvala may be mounting a challenge to current Senate Majority Leader Andy Gardiner.
As Gov. Rick Scott pushes his “four pillars” of auto insurance reform, a bill that would radically overhaul the current Florida system has moved through its second House subcommittee.
The Legislature’s first attempt at changes to the personal injury protection system has cleared one House subcommittee, but two larger reform measures still loom.
Gov. Scott’s Jan. 10 State of the State kicked off a legislative session that might include action on some long-awaited insurance reforms.
Meanwhile, a new report from Florida TaxWatch concurs that reform of Florida’s property insurance system must go beyond fixes to the cat fund to include changes to Citizens, the guaranty fund and the private market.