Florida politics News

As FAIA Chief Grady Says Goodbye, He Shares His Top 10 Moments

For 22 years, the Florida Association of Insurance Agents has been led by Jeff Grady, president and chief executive officer, who admits that when he started all those years ago he did not expect to “fall in love with insurance …

Republican Atwater Expected to Easily Retain Florida CFO Seat

The races for two of Florida’s most important offices, state agriculture commissioner and chief financial officer, both pit incumbent Republicans with big campaign coffers against little-known Democrats who haven’t raised much money. CFO Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam …

Florida’s Crist, Scott Spar Over Property Insurance in Race for Governor

Democrat Charlie Crist said he successfully reduced rising property insurance rates as governor and will do so again if elected, vowing to repeal a law enacted under Republican Gov. Rick Scott that he said provides weaker coverage at a higher …

Ex-Republican Crist Expected to Run For Governor in Florida as Democrat

Charlie Crist hopes that the hug that hurt him becomes the hug that now heals him. Democratic President Barack Obama embraced Crist, then Florida’s Republican governor, at a 2009 rally. Republican Marco Rubio used the image to successfully chase Crist …

Insurance Executives Urge Political Stability in Florida

Until Florida creates an atmosphere of political and regulatory stability, and allows companies to turn a profit, the private market will remain reluctant to write homeowners in the state, said a panel of insurance executives. Speaking at the Florida Association …