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Citizens Pitches Insurance Rate Hikes

Tallahassee, FL –Â With the state-backed insurer blaming costly water-damage claims in South Florida, residential customers of Citizens Property Insurance Corp. could see an average 8.2 percent rate increase next year, according to a new proposal. The proposal, which would take effect in September 2019, will go before the Citizens Board of Governors during a meeting Wednesday. If the board ... Read More »

More Students Look To Bright Futures

Tallahassee, FL – More Florida students are taking advantage of beefed-up scholarship programs that help pay for tuition, fees and books at state universities and colleges. The number of students using Bright Futures scholarships, the state’s main merit-based aid program, is now projected to grow by 5.7 percent this academic year for a total of 99,483 students, according to a ... Read More »

“Champion For Deregulation� To Lead Regulatory Agency

Tallahassee, FL – Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis, furthering his links to state House leaders, has tapped a lawmaker he called a “champion for deregulationâ€� to oversee the agency that handles licenses and regulations for a wide range of fields, including the gambling industry. Rep. Halsey Beshears, a Monticello Republican who was recently named to run the committee that is expected to ... Read More »

Corrections Sergeant Charged After Sexual Encounter With Inmate

Daytona Beach, FL –Â A corrections officer is out of a job and behind bars after being charged with having a sexual encounter with an inmate. Volusia County Sheriff’s Office says that’s the story for 31-year-old Christopher Harvey after he was charged for sexual misconduct between a detention facility employee and an inmate, which is a felony in the state ... Read More »