Capital to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report, Monday, July 10, 2017
Date Published: 07-10-2017
About a Decade ago, Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne caused an estimated $45 Billion in Property Damage in Florida and enough uneasiness in the Insurance Industry that some of the Nation’s Biggest Companies pulled out of the Market entirely. Stuart Korfahage reports for the St. Augustine Record.
Jacksonville has projected up to $37 Million in Federal Reimbursements on about $49 Million worth of Repairs and Cleanup Costs, with the City and State covering about $6.2 Million each. Steve Patterson reports for the Florida Times-Union.
A Federal Appeals Court Ruled that Evanston Insurance Co. doesn’t Owe a $500,000 Settlement that a Florida Spa Owner Agreed to Pay to a Woman who suffered a Stroke during a Massage. Denise Johnson reports for Insurance Journal.
Fatalities have also been on the Rise in Alachua County — 26 in 2014, 35 in 2015 and 40 in 2016. Fatalities Statewide also Increased each of the three years. Cindy Swirko reports for the Gainesville Sun.
Dr. Usha Jain is running for the State House Seat recently vacated by Eric Eisnaugle, now an Appellate Judge. A Yard Sign for her Candidacy says "Accept Cigna," apparently in reference to the Insurance Company. Jeff Weiner reports for the Orlando Sentinel.
Motorola Solutions’ Interoperable ASTRO 25 System will connect Local First Responders with Agencies across Florida for fast, efficient Mission-Critical Response.
With an eye on running for Governor, Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran has hired GOP Strategist Tony Fabrizio for Polling and the type of Strategic Advice he Employed in 2010 when he helped Mastermind Governor Rick Scott’s surprising Win against the Republican Establishment. Marc Caputo reports for Politico Florida.
The Issue goes back to the Citrus Canker Scare of 2000-2006, when the State hired Work Crews to go onto Private Property and cut down any tree within 1,900 feet of a tree that had the Citrus Canker Disease, whether or not those trees exhibited symptoms. Dan Sweeney reports for the Sun-Sentinel.
With the New Exit’s opening, lots more Residential and Commercial Growth is expected in the near future. Jessica Palombo reports for WJCT-TV.
Broward County has not historically been associated with Technological Innovation, instead focusing most of its Messaging on its Tourism Assets and Bustling Hospitality Sector. The Miami Herald’s Chabeli Herrera reports.
The Key Education Legislation that Passed in Florida this year prompted fierce Debate, with most of the Disagreements centered on Two Provisions related to Funding for Charter Schools. Leslie Postal reports for the Orlando Sentinel.
State Representative Richard Stark, who was Adopted as an Infant in New York State, introduced a Bill in Florida's Legislature this year that would allow Adoptees Access to their Original Birth Certificates after they turn 18. NBC Washington reports.
For those not familiar with South Carolina Safe Home, this is a huge Financial Incentive that, combined with State Tax Incentives and Insurance Discounts, can cut the Cost of a New Roof by more than half. David Slade reports for the Post and Courier.
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