Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Monday, January 11
Date Published: 01-11-2010
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Zurich Insurance Services Inc.'s president and chief operating officer, Steve Peeters, resigned from the company Friday.
Sen. Dave Aronberg, attorney general hopeful, is wading into the recent dustup at the division of emergency management.
Advances in predicting a hurricane's path will give residents more warning of an approaching storm. The will increase the lead time for storm watches and warnings by 12 hours in the 2010 season.
Hillsborough County officials are exploring two options they hope will allow them to preserve a 20-square-mile swath of property without breaking their land-buying bank.
Hundreds of laboratories in Southwest Florida and elsewhere in the state may perform basic medical tests that consumers can order without their doctors or insurance carriers ever finding out, courtesy of the state passing a law last year that opens the door for consumers to have such freedom.
A state health insurance project boosted by Gov. Charlie Crist got off to a slow start in its first year, but the governor isn't giving up on it.
Whether by the federal government or the state, University of Florida students could be required to carry health insurance.
First, they came up with the idea of making all state employees pay for life and health insurance; not exactly fair, but understandable because of today's hideous budget outlook.
The frigid new year is delivering a one-two punch to a pair of Florida's largest economic engines -- citrus and tourism -- at a time when the state's economy is reeling from the housing crisis and high unemployment.
- Freeze mauls Florida citrus, damage reported
- Prolonged Cold Weather Is Taking Toll on Wildlife in Florida
Merger and acquisition activity in Florida remains stagnant but market experts predicted it will pick up in the first half of 2010, according to a survey released Dec. 8.
Eleven years after Florida regulators gave billionaire Allen Stanford unprecedented approval to open a rogue financial center in Miami, lawmakers are pushing to ensure it never happens again.
Under new smog regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency, hundreds of counties nationwide -- including Bay, Holmes and Santa Rosa -- would be in violation of ozone standards.
Florida's condominium market is getting some attention from Fannie Mae, which is granting "special approval" status to hundreds of condominium properties.
At any one time, some 750,000 pedophiles are prowling the Internet, the United Nations says.
There are six major blood banks in Florida, and dozens of top executives who run the multimillion-dollar nonprofit organizations.
In a memo to his fellow senators, Senate President Jeff Attwater , R-North Palm Beach, warns of a "difficult road that still lies ahead" on the state budget.
Miami-Dade County is refusing to back down from its bid to install slot machines at Miami International Airport, with the matter now apparently headed to court.
At a roundtable meeting of space industry leaders, Gov. Charlie Crist promised to support a $3.2 million request from the Brevard legislative delegation for Brevard Workforce to retrain aerospace workers.
Despite several high-profile endorsements, state Sen. John Trasher is not a shoe-in to be the next Republican Party of Florida chairman.
2010 is shaping up to be a busy political year.
When Republican congressional hopeful Joe Budd brings up his past financial woes, he's hoping to draw attention to the finances of GOP primary rival Ed Lynch.
GOP congressional candidate Armando Gutierrez of Orlando is backing up a stream of endorsements with healthy campaign finances.
Fresh off his honeymoon in Thailand this week, Democrat Gilberto Sanchez says he's ready for a campaign blitz in the few weeks remaining before the special primary election for the District 58 state House seat on Jan. 26.
As Florida Republicans struggle to define their future, a towering figure from the past has returned to call the shots.
A House committee that will determine whether or not Ray Sansom should be sanctioned for legislative misconduct will review his testimony before a Leon County grand jury.
The collapse of the country's housing market and the associated nationwide recession combined to eliminate more than 800,000 jobs in Florida and prevent retirees in other states from selling their homes and moving here, experts say.
State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., Louisiana's largest homeowners insurer, has asked insurance regulators for a rate increase that would average 19.1 percent statewide.
Elizabeth "Beth" Sammis has been appointed Interim Maryland Insurance Commissioner, overseeing the regulation of Maryland's $26 billion insurance industry.
Friday was a dollar deadline in the race for Georgia governor as the crowded field of candidates faced a key hurdle: demonstrating they can raise enough cash to go the distance.
Cincinnati Financial Corp. said Monday that Robert C. Schiff, a company founder who retired from the property and casualty insurer's board in 2004, has died. He was 86.
NASA heads into 2010 with the bittersweet assignment of retiring the space shuttle after nearly three decades.
Last week the Herald-Tribune reported that Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum was considering a challenge to the pending federal health care reform legislation on the grounds that it would conflict with the privacy clause in Florida's state constitution.
Insurance Commissioner Mike Geeslin said Friday that he will consider a proposed rule that would eliminate the blanket authority of health and disability insurers to determine what their policies cover and don't cover in Texas.
Moody's Investors Service said reinsurance firms' credit profile may be weak and their potential share repurchase activity could mean problems with catastrophe losses.
State insurance fraud fighting bureaus are seeing a significant spike in fraud cases while trying to manage with lower budgets and staffing in the downturned economy of 2009, according to a survey by the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud.
Neither an attempted terrorist attack nor the lowest airline fatalities in more than 60 years is likely to dramatically impact airline insurance rate trends, according to brokers.
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