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  • Consumer advocates, biz duel pre insurance vote

    Consumer advocates, biz duel pre insurance vote
    TALLAHASSEE -- On the eve of a Senate vote to dramatically overhaul Citizens' Property Insurance by letting rates go up and trying to shift more policies to the private market, consumer advocate came out against the bill essentially saying the bad...
  • Could a PIP special session be in the works?

    TALLAHASSEE -- Could a special session on no-fault auto insurance be in the works? Maybe. Senate Banking and Insurance Chairman David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, told the Sun-Sentinel that should an appeals court strike down reforms the state made...
  • Florida Transportation Secretary calls for pedestrian safety action

     Florida Transportation Secretary calls for pedestrian safety action
    Declaring that Florida is not safe for pedestrians or bicyclists, Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad said Tuesday that his department is changing its road design and engineering principals on the state's dangerous roads. Prasad...
  • As healthcare law rolls out, its effects will depend on your state

    WASHINGTON — Colorado residents shopping for health insurance next year will be able to compare health plans using a star system that ranks insurance companies on quality. In Oregon and Maryland, consumers will save as much as 30% on some plans...
  • Does repealing 'stand your ground' stand a chance in Florida?

    Does repealing 'stand your ground' stand a chance in Florida?
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made an impassioned call this week to overturn "stand your ground" laws in states across the nation in the wake of George Zimmerman's acquittal in Trayvon Martin's shooting death. But is there any hope of that happening...
  • The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida

     
    Over two days, we revealed this year's list of “The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida” — as chosen by a panel of leaders from the business, nonprofit and political communities. Below is the full list of 25 - with nutshell...
  • Precourt amends local wage, benefit ban bill, carves out exceptions

     
    It's hard to keep track, but state Rep. Steve Precourt, R-Orlando, appears to be willing to carve out local exceptions to a bill he's filed to block cities and counties from passing stronger wage and benefit protections for workers. An amendment to his...
  • Gardiner says new Expressway board will keep Dyer

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Looks like Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer might get to keep his seat on a new regional toll authority after all. A bill, SB 952, advancing through the Senate would fold the expressway authorities in Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake...
  • Bill Nelson talks to News 13 about Marco Rubio

     
    Sen. Bill Nelson talks at Florida Hospital last month. Photo credit: Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda/Orlando Sentinel THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: In public-affairs programming this weekend: ***Sen. Bill Nelson discusses the economy, the sequestration cuts and...
  • Progressives: saving local wage, benefit efforts high on agenda

     
    A coalition of progressive groups released its upcoming legislative agenda, and killing bills that block local wage and benefit measures sits near the top of it's list. “Florida’s low-income earners should be protected from corporate...
  • Consumer advocates slam property insurance bill

     
    TALLAHASSEE — On the eve of a Senate vote to dramatically overhaul Citizens' Property Insurance by letting rates go up and trying to shift more policies to the private market, consumer advocate came out against the bill essentially saying the bad...