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House insurance chair floats higher rate cap for Citizens Insurance

Jan 17, 2013 Comments Off on House insurance chair floats higher rate cap for Citizens Insurance Wes Hodge

The chair of the Florida House’s Insurance and Banking Subcommittee floated the option of raising the cap on rate hikes on Citizens Property Insurance customers to 13 percent on Tuesday. …

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Orlando Sentinel calls for state attorney investigation into Orange texting scandal

Jan 8, 2013 Comments Off on Orlando Sentinel calls for state attorney investigation into Orange texting scandal Wes Hodge

Like the Energizer Bunny, Orange County’s texting scandal keeps going and going. It’s been almost four months since county leaders sent and received private text messages before derailing a paid …

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Randolph’s office will provide free ID cards to the homeless

Jan 8, 2013 Comments Off on Randolph’s office will provide free ID cards to the homeless Wes Hodge

Former state Rep. (and current Orange Democratic Party chair) Scott Randolph was sworn in this week as the county’s first new tax collector in nearly five decades and promptly set about trying …

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Rick Scott (intentionally?) touting false Medicaid-Obamacare numbers

Jan 8, 2013 Comments Off on Rick Scott (intentionally?) touting false Medicaid-Obamacare numbers Wes Hodge

Gov. Rick Scott keeps repeating Medicaid-expansion cost estimates that he knows are wrong, according to a series of e-mails among state officials obtained by Health News Florida. Gov. Rick Scott …

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Sen. Bill Nelson, taking new committee post, vows ‘major investigations’ into crimes against seniors

Jan 3, 2013 Comments Off on Sen. Bill Nelson, taking new committee post, vows ‘major investigations’ into crimes against seniors Wes Hodge

Sen. Bill Nelson today assumes his new role as chairman of the Special Committee on Aging and pledged to conduct “major investigations into crimes that target seniors” including financial scams. “Our …

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New messages released in Orange Co. sick pay controversy

Jan 3, 2013 Comments Off on New messages released in Orange Co. sick pay controversy Wes Hodge

New details emerged Wednesday in a WESH 2 News investigation of text messaging by Orange County commissioners during that key vote on a sick pay ballot measure. The measure was …

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Rubio was among the eight Senate votes to reject fiscal cliff deal

Jan 3, 2013 Comments Off on Rubio was among the eight Senate votes to reject fiscal cliff deal Wes Hodge

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was one of eight senators to vote the deal to resolve the “fiscal cliff.” Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson voted yes. The deal, which raises taxes on individuals making $400,000 …

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