Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - Colodny Fass

Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Date Published: 02-27-2018


Coalition Enlists Consumer Testimony in Support of AOB Reform

A Business Group pushing the House version of Assignment of Benefits Reform is releasing Video Testimonials by Consumers who feel they were harmed by AOB Abuse. reports.


Insurer Not Off Hook For Claim Over Suspected Worker Intoxication

A Florida Appeals Court ruled Friday that an Insurer’s Failure to meet the 120-day deadline to deny the compensability of an Injury Claim waived the Insurer’s Intoxicated-Worker Rights.  Louise Esola reports for Business Insurance.


League of Cities Drops Opposition to Workers’ Comp Changes

Because Cities and Counties in Florida employ almost all First Responders, they will incur almost all of the costs of the benefit.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports via


Legislative Leadership Agrees On 2018 Allocations

Senate Budget Chief Rob Bradley confirmed late Monday that a deal between the House and the Senate on Budget Allocations had been reached. Budget Conferencing could begin as soon as today. reports.


Feds Investigating Pittsburgh Ties to Fraudulent Drug Rehab Centers in Florida

Prosecutors and Legitimate Rehab Centers are pushing Congress to change Laws that they say actually protect the shady Sober Homes by preventing States from enacting tough Regulations.  Paul Van Osdol reports for


Florida Gun Control Debate Could Push Aside Unfinished Business For Special Session

Special Session Whispers were already circulating about Tallahassee even before the school shooting created the need for an urgent review of Gun-Related Proposals.’s John Haughey reports.


After Parkland, Florida Looks to Mental Health Programs and Campus Officers as Fixes. But it's Underfunded Both

Current Psychologists and Law Enforcement say after years of insufficient funding and short staffing, the State has "a Long Way To Go."  The Tampa Bay Times’ Emily L. Mahoney reports for “The Buzz” blog.


Once on Cruise Control, “Texting While Driving” Bill Hits the Skids

The powerful Head of the Senate Appropriations Committee, State Senator Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, has refused to give it a hearing, and without his support, and with time running out, the chances of it passing this year are slim.  Lawrence Mower reports for the Miami Herald’s “Naked Politics” blog.


Greg Steube is Running for Congress

A staunch Conservative who is known for sponsoring Gun Rights Bills, Steube is likely to be a strong Contender for the District 17 Congressional Seat, which covers a Conservative part of the State and has nearly 57,000 more Registered Republicans than Democrats.  Zac Anderson reports for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.


Can You Guess Which Education Bill is Moving Unscathed Through the Florida Legislature?

It would allow High School Students to count credits earned in approved apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs toward their graduation.  Jeffrey Solocheck writes for the Tampa Bay Times.


Florida Races To Catalog Its Data

With a looming Deadline fast approaching, Florida’s New Chief Data Officer is working against the clock to make sense of the wealth of Data the State is sitting on.  Theo Douglas reports for Government Technology Magazine.


Keep the Mississippi Wind Pool Free of Politics, R-Street Urges

Created by the Legislature in 1987, the MWUA – better known as the “Wind Pool” – provides windstorm and hail coverage in Coastal George, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River and Stone Counties to those who can’t find Coverage in the Private Market.  Ray Lehmann blogs for Insurance Journal.




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