Fla. Senate Passes Citizens Reform Measureespite worries of a financial burden on Florida policyholders, the Florida Senate has passed a bill that would allow pricey and largely unregulated out-of-state companies to remove homeowners' insurance policies from Florida's state-backed insurer.
Senate Clears Bill To Fast-Track Mortgage Foreclosure ProcessDespite angry jeers from homeowners facing or in foreclosure, a Senate panel cleared a bill Monday that aims to speed up the state's mortgage foreclosure process.
Consumers File Class Action Suit Against CitizensA class action lawsuit has been filed against state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Florida homeowners involved in the suit claim the state-run insurer is systematically overvaluing properties in order to raise premiums.
Prison Privatization Measure Headed To Senate FloorA legislative proposal to privatize about 30 prisons in most of the southern part of the state is headed for the Senate floor after a vote in the Budget Committee that angered prison guards who feel they're not being heard.
USF Polytechnic Taking Steps To Become Independent UniversityA 12th state university in Florida may be on the horizon after the Board of Governors approved a set of benchmarks Wednesday night.
Bill Would Ban Sports BlackoutsPoor attendance at local sporting events would not allow professional franchises to black out games if the team or the league receives any money from the state under a measure filed Friday by a Tampa Bay area lawmaker.
Gov. Scott Wants To Kill 'Pill Mill' DatabaseSouth Florida is known as the “pill mill” capital yet Gov. Rick Scott wants to repeal the state's yet-to-be-implemented prescription drug tracking law that's designed to crack down on "pill mills".

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