Florida Gov. Rick Scott News

Florida Gov. Scott Agrees to Meet with Climate Scientists

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said  his administration would be “happy to meet” with 10 scientists from Florida universities who want to talk about climate change, a subject he has been reluctant to address. A letter from the scientists was delivered …

Florida Gov. Scott to Veto 75 mph Speed Limit Bill

Responding to pleas from highway troopers and the state’s sheriffs, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday he will veto a bill that could increase the speed limit on Florida highways from 70 to 75 mph. Scott said that he has …

Scott Still Trails Ex-Gov. Crist in Florida Gubernatorial Poll

Former Gov. Charlie Crist is leading Republican Gov. Rick Scott by 8 points in a new poll. The poll by Quinnipiac University also found that 54 percent do not think Scott deserves a second term as governor and that 41 …

Florida’s Citizens Delays Launch of Clearinghouse

Florida’s state-backed property insurer officials announced they are delaying the launch of a new web-based clearinghouse in order to ensure it is working efficiently and to allow more private insurers to participate. Citizens Property Insurance President Barry Gilway told state …

Florida, Alabama Officials Back Mississippi’s Suit Over Flood Insurance

Florida and Alabama government officials have filed an amicus brief this week supporting the Mississippi insurance department’s lawsuit against the federal government’s National Flood Insurance Program’s rate hike. “We are supporting Mississippi in their lawsuit against FEMA because the NFIP …

Florida Supports Mississippi Suit Against Flood Insurance Hikes

Florida officials plan to file a brief in support of Mississippi’s lawsuit against the federal government in an attempt to block flood insurance rate hikes called for under recent reform legislation. Gov.  Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi said …

Florida Gov. Scott Hits Citizens for Secrecy; Signs Clearinghouse, Cap Bill

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is sounding off anew against the state’s largest property insurer. Scott on Wednesday signed a bill that includes modest steps to shrink the size of the state-created Citizens Property Insurance Corp. The bill (SB 1770) creates …

Florida Too Slow with Obamacare Regulations, Say Democrats

Florida Democrats expressed frustration with state insurance regulators Friday, accusing them of dragging their feet on drafting policies to comply with the new federal health overhaul. For nearly two years after the Affordable Care Act became law, Republican Gov. Rick …

Florida Gov. Scott Troubled by Firings at Citizens Property Insurance

A move by Florida’s largest property insurer to dismiss employees responsible for investigating wrongdoing drew criticism last Thursday from Gov. Rick Scott. Scott, in a strongly-worded letter to the president of Citizens Property Insurance, called the decision “troubling” because it …

Gov. Scott to Florida Insurance Agents: There’s More Work Ahead

Florida has made a good start on addressing some of the state’s most pressing insurance issues such as pursuing ways to depopulate the state-backed homeowners insurer and reforming the no-fault auto insurance law, but more remains to be done, says …