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Don Gaetz’s Legislative Report

May 29, 2010

Press Release: 2010 Legislative Session Report The 112th session of the Legislature reflected the struggles of Florida families and businesses during the most challenging economic conditions since the Great Depression. Hard times brought rapidly increasing demands…

Politics

State Farm goes for huge rate increase again

December 10, 2008

Sun Sentinel reports: State Farm Florida Insurance Co. now wants a 67 percent average statewide property insurance rate increase, months after Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said he would reject the insurer’s proposed 47 percent rate…

Politics

Legislature fails on insurance

May 12, 2008

Our state reps – Dave Murzin, Clay Ford, Greg Evers and Ray Sansom – will all try to convince us that they accomplished great things during this year’s legislative session. However, they failed to address property…

Politics

Report: Insurers fleece public

January 12, 2008

I love the St. Pete Times. Here is a report that it did on how the big insurance companies have ripped off their policyholders. The property insurance industry not only racked up near-record profits in 2007…

Politics

Insurers may be sued

December 19, 2007

Miami Herald reports that Gov. Charlie Crist has appointed three high-powered lawyers to file a class-action lawsuit against the insurance industry on behalf of state residents. Crist said his legal office has engaged the help of…

Politics

Insurers have record profits

November 26, 2007

The Pensacola News Journal reports that insurers area worried about 2008 hurricane season. Allstate and the Hartford companies want major rate hikes that they claim are needed to get through the 2008 hurricane season/ They are…

Politics

Small victory in Insurance War

October 3, 2007

In the PNJ: The insurer agrees to lower its premiums an additional 2 percent — bringing the total cut since June to an average 9 percent — to comply with new laws passed in January. But…

Politics

State Farm, thanks for the memories

July 20, 2007

State Farm made $5.32 billion last year. Yet it “must” drop homeowner policies in our area. The insurance giant has over covered the Outzen home since 1986. Last Jan. they raised our premium from $3800 to…

Politics

Wernicke nails it

June 10, 2007

In his Sunday column (Carl Wernicke: Our real problem remains insurance ), Carl Wernicke nails it. Insurance is a much bigger issue than property taxes. The Insurance companies continue to make billions, but whine that they…