While Gov. Rick Scott should get a boost from improving jobs numbers, state CFO Jeff Atwater recently was rumored to be flirting with the idea of running for U.S. Senate.
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.
It wasn’t a perfect session, but ultimately, advocates of insurance reform in Florida saw lawmakers pass two of the four major insurance bills before the Legislature.
In other Sunshine State news, state Sen. Jack Latvala may be mounting a challenge to current Senate Majority Leader Andy Gardiner.
With the state’s GOP primary behind us, attention should turn to lawmakers efforts to fix the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund.
Gov. Scott’s Jan. 10 State of the State kicked off a legislative session that might include action on some long-awaited insurance reforms.
Letter from Tallahassee: Thoughts turn from holiday tidings to a packed legislative session
by Christian R. Camara on December 15, 2011 · View Comments
While those in northern climes hope for a white Christmas, the Florida Legislature is prepared to heat up with a jam-packed January legislative session.
Should Sunshine State lawmakers get around to them, bills dealing with auto insurance PIP reform, Miami gambling and dwarf-tossing all are expected to be put forward.
Last year, Citizens paid out nearly $250 million in claims while only collecting a little over $30 million in sink hole premium. Essentially, Florida doesn’t have a sink hole problem, but rather an insurance claims problem, writes Florida director Christian R. Cámara.
Heartland Institute Praises Citizens’ Sinkhole Rate Increase
by Christian R. Camara on July 27, 2011 · View Comments
The director of The Heartland Institute’s Florida office today said the decision by Florida Citizens Property Insurance Corporation to raise its rates for sinkhole coverage was a painful but necessary step to assure the solvency of the state agency. A measure signed into law last month gives Citizens, the state’s largest writer of property insurance, [...]