Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Date Published: 04-17-2017
Fugate, who served as Florida’s Emergency Manager before taking the Washington Job in 2009, said he was “Pissed” when he learned Knabb quit to go to The Weather Channel, where Knabb worked before taking the Lead Hurricane Center Job five years ago. Kimberly Miller reports for the Palm Beach Post.
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has approved one Company to participate in the June Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Take-Out Period. Insurance Journal reports.
The Homesharing Platform Airbnb is suing the City of Miami, where Officials threatened to crack down on Hosts who publicly protested Regulations Prohibiting Short-Term Rentals. Insurance Journal reports.
Legislation creating a Statewide Regulatory Framework for Ridesharing Companies was debated Tuesday on the Senate Floor. Mitch Perry reports for FloridaPolitics.com.
The push came after a Sewage Spill last Fall in St. Petersburg and Mosaic’s Sinkhole in Mulberry that sent Toxins in the Drinking Water Supply. Mitch Perry reports for FloridaPolitics.com.
The Florida House has not yet decided if it will include a New $1.5 Billion sum of money to cover Low-Income Health Care Costs in its Budget. The Miami Herald’s Michael Auslen reports for the “Naked Politics” blog.
A Claim Bills providing a $3.75 Million Payment in the Death of Nubia Barahona passed the Senate Tuesday. FloridaPolitics.com reports.
A Bill offering Workers’ Compensation Benefits for First Responders diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder was approved by the Florida Senate’s Banking and Insurance Subcommittee Monday. Mike Holfeld reports for ClickOrlando.com.
Governor Rick Scott added some tension to the feud between the House and Senate over Priority Legislation Monday and endorsed Senate President Joe Negron’s Proposal to build a Deep-Water Storage Reservoir South of Lake Okeechobee on existing State Lands to reduce the need to discharge polluted water into fragile estuaries. The Miami Herald’s Mary Ellen Klas reports.
Florida Chief Inspector General Melinda Miguel, the Top Investigator for Two Governors who has been accused of suppressing Whistleblowers at the State’s Prison Agency and most recently was assigned the task of sorting through the financial troubles in Opa-locka, has Resigned her Post saying she “wanted to leave on my terms.” The Miami Herald’s Mary Ellen Klas reports for the “Naked Politics” blog.
Miami Republican State Representative Carlos Trujillo was conspicuously Absent this week from a Meeting of the Florida House Budget Committee he Leads. The Miami Herald’s Mary Ellen Klas reports for the “Naked Politics” blog.
Last week, the House's Lawyers asked for permission to File a Brief with the Florida Supreme Court in support of Scott, who Transferred 23 Death Penalty Cases to another State Attorney after Ayala said she would not seek the Death Penalty in Orange and Osceola Counties.
Trulieve is opening a New Cannabis Dispensary Wednesday morning at 4020 Northwest 26th Street near Miami International Airport. FloridaPolitics.com reports.
A day before 2016 Federal Tax Returns were Due, a Tallahassee-Based Watchdog Group said Floridians were done paying Taxes in a different, mythical sort of way. Antonio Fins writes for the Palm Beach Post.
Coastal Areas such as Norfolk, Virginia, are facing increasingly frequent Flooding, leading to Skyrocketing Premiums for Homeowners and contributing to the National Flood Insurance Program's Deep Debt. The New York Times reports via the PCI SmartBrief.
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