Legislators Nearing Insurance Answers; Risk to Industry and Taxpayers Still an Issue
Rushing, J. Taylor, The Florida Times Union
Byline: J. TAYLOR RUSHING
TALLAHASSEE - A rare weekend at work brought the Legislature a near-breakthrough on solutions to Florida's insurance crisis Saturday, as lawmakers prepared to expand the government's role - and risk - in safeguarding properties.
A core group of 30 lawmakers donned jeans, clutched coffee cups and rolled up their sleeves for a full day of horse-trading between the House and Senate. The Legislature has been holding a weeklong special session on the insurance quandary created by the 2004 and 2005 hurricanes, with talks taken over by top negotiators in recent days.
Both chambers are scheduled to reconvene Monday to consider final approval. Gov. Charlie Crist has ultimate approval …
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Publication information: Article title: Legislators Nearing Insurance Answers; Risk to Industry and Taxpayers Still an Issue. Contributors: Rushing, J. Taylor - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: January 21, 2007. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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