The Florida Legislature kicked off its 2012 session Jan. 10 with a number of high-priority insurance issues that lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott have said they would like to address. But with a short legislative calendar and debates over the state’s budget and reapportionment of its legislative districts taking up much of the allotted time, it remains unclear the extent to which reforms to the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund, Citizens Property Insurance Corp. and the state’s no-fault auto insurance system will receive their proper due.
In this week’s edition of the FIRE Podcast, we talk to Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Don Brown, a long-time observer of the Florida legislative process and former chairman of the Florida House’s insurance committee, about the politics of and prospects for insurance reform in the Sunshine State.
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