Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Monday, May 08, 2017
Date Published: 05-08-2017
Florida Businesses shouldn’t expect relief for Workers’ Compensation Rates, this year at least. The Florida Legislature failed to pass Legislation this Session addressing 2016 Decisions by the Florida Supreme Court that sent the State’s Workers’ Comp System into disarray and led to a Rate Increase of 14.5 Percent. Amy O’Connor reports for Insurance Journal.
Two thirds of the Sunshine State and most of South Georgia are in a Drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. News4Jax.com reports.
As Lawmakers finished work on the spending plan last week in Tallahassee, Scott didn’t hang around the Capitol to press for his goals, such as Funding for the Enterprise Florida Business Program and the Visit Florida Tourism Marketing Program or $200 Million to repair the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee. The Palm Beach Post’s George Bennett reports for the “Post on Politics” blog.
Florida Lawmakers will gather Monday at the Capitol to pass a New State Budget. But for the most part, the Annual Legislative Session ended Friday night when the House and Senate adjourned after a final round of negotiating and maneuvering. Watchdog.org reports.
To Corcoran this "War" means opposing business incentives, or "Corporate Welfare' as he called them in the past. Gary Fineout writes in his blog, “The Fine Print.”
Lawmakers Approved the Measure after a Miami Judge last year threw out the Criminal Case against a man accused of Selling $1,500 worth of Bitcoins he was told was to be used to purchase Stolen Credit-Card Numbers Online. David Ovalle reports for the Miami Herald.
The Senate blinked in a fight over a standard of evidence, sending a Fix to the State’s “Stand Your Ground” Law. FloridaPolitics.com’s Jim Rosica reports.
Owners of Small, Independent Liquor Stores in Central Florida are asking Customers to support their efforts urging the Governor to Veto a Bill allowing the Sale of Spirits in Grocery Stores. The Associated Press reports via FloridaPolitics.com.
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