Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - Colodny Fass

Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Date Published: 05-16-2017


Florida Suffers Hottest First Four Months in 122 Years

Florida’s average temperature was the Highest on Record for the First Four Months of 2017 as the State suffers widespread Brush Fires and Drought.  Kimberly Miller reports for the Palm Beach Post.


Palm Beach County Tax Collector Wants to Develop Rules for Airbnb Rentals

As many as 5,000 Vacation Rentals Posted on Home-Sharing Websites such as Airbnb are Operating — often Under the Radar — in Palm Beach County, according to the Tax Collector’s Office.  Skyler Swisher reports for the Sun-Sentinel.


Jeff Brandes Asks For Medical Marijuana Special Session

Add State Senator Jeff Brandes to the list of those calling for a Special Legislative Session on Medical Marijuana Implementation.’s Jim Rosica reports.

·         State Orders Sales Stopped On New Cannabis Product


Kim McDougal Bowing Out as Rick Scott's Chief of Staff

McDougal will leave her Current Post at the start of July to work in the Private Sector.  Scott had kind words for McDougal on Monday.’s Kevin Derby reports.


In Feud with House Over Tourism Money, Scott Hints at Big Education Vetoes

Governor Rick Scott dropped his strongest Hint yet Monday that he would Veto a Controversial Education Budget Bill — and perhaps additional K-12 Spending — because he doesn’t like how the GOP-Led Legislature funded Schools and Tourism Marketing.  Marc Caputo and Jessica Bakeman report for Politico Florida.


Lawmakers Quietly Seal 3 Million Criminal Records

The Bill started as a Non-Controversial Proposal to crack down on Internet Publishers of Police Booking Photos.   Jim Ash reports for WFSU.


Are South Florida Home Prices Rising Too Fast?

Consumers already apprehensive about affordable housing in South Florida will take little comfort in the latest Price Increases for Existing Single-Family Homes.  Paul Owers reports.


These Florida Cities Have the Most Nuisance Alligators

In 2016, the Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program received 12,759 Nuisance Alligator Complaints, resulting in Removal of 8,050 Alligators.   The Miami Herald’s Hanna Morse reports.


Execs: "Resilience Bonds" Could Help Enhance Disaster Protections

The emerging concept of "Resilience Bonds" could be an Option for Local Governments to strengthen their Protections against Natural Disasters, which are rising in Frequency and Average Cost. The BBC reports via the PCI SmartBrief.


Rate-Setting Concerns Arise in Efforts to Reauthorize NFIP

Drafts of Legislation that would Renew the National Flood Insurance Program beyond September 30 differ in how they would address Premiums and Fees.  USA Today reports via the PCI SmartBrief.


The Present Use and Promise of Blockchain in Insurance

Twenty years ago, people who thought that the Internet would completely Transform Business Processes would have been right, but they could also have lost a lot of money investing in “Dot Com” Enterprises that failed.  Insurance Journal’s Joseph S. Harrington explains.




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