Capital to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report, Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - Colodny Fass

Capital to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report, Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Date Published: 08-09-2017


Florida Senate President Appoints Blake Capps to The Citizens Insurance Board of Governors

Florida Senate President Joe Negron (R-Stuart) today announced the Appointment of Blake Capps to the Citizens Property Insurance Board of Governors. Mr. Capps’ Appointment begins immediately and Expires on July 31, 2020.


Miami Faces Greater Hurricane Danger Than Killer Storm Andrew, Study Finds

Twenty-Five Years after Hurricane Andrew struck South of Miami, the City's vulnerability to catastrophic storm damage has grown exponentially, according to a New Insurance Underwriters' Analysis.  The Associated Press’ Jennifer Kay reports via the Orlando Sentinel.


Insurers Join In To Support GEICO In Court Case

Trial Lawyers and other Insurers are offering their support to help convince the Florida Supreme Court that GEICO General Insurance did not act in “Bad Faith” in handling a Claim related to a 2006 Accident.  Lyle Adriano reports for Insurance Business America.


Heritage Insurance Paying $250M For Narragansett Bay

Heritage Insurance Holdings is shoring up the Eastern Seaboard by acquiring Narragansett Bay Insurance for $250M.  Seeking Alpha reports.


HD 69 Candidate Ray Blacklidge Has Raised Over $73,000 Since Launching Campaign In June

Blacklidge, a Republican, currently works as an Attorney in the Management of a Florida-Based Insurance Company. reports.


Lawmakers Get “Stunning” Primer On Palm Beach County’s Opioid Crisis

Florida Senate Appropriations Chairman and potential Governor Candidate Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, visited hard-hit Palm Beach County on Tuesday to learn about the State’s Opioid Crisis and said what he heard was “Stunning.”  George Bennett reports for the Palm Beach Post.

·         Florida Faces $20 Million Cut to Services to Combat Opioid Crisis

·         Florida Senate Budget Chief Jack Latvala Wants More Opioid Money


Army Corps Gives Input In Florida-Georgia Water War

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a key player in Florida's Decades-Old Legal Fight with Georgia over Water Flow in the Apalachicola River, has weighed into the pending Case before the U.S. Supreme Court.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Lloyd Dunkelberger reports via


Florida’s Only “Dying City” Is Determined To Save Itself

Palatka, a City of 10,400 swaddled by Potato Farms and a Paper Mill that employs a small fraction of the workers it once did, is desperate for an Economy to call its own.  Robert Samuels reports for the Washington Post.


Former Georgia Deputy Insurance Commissioner Beck to Seek State’s Top Insurance Post

Jim Beck, a Businessman, Entrepreneur, and a Former Deputy Insurance Commissioner, has announced his Candidacy for Georgia’s Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner.  Insurance Journal reports.




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