March 31, 2015

Monday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 6/2/2014

› Exodus of Citizens executives to companies with contracts raises questions
In the past three years, at least three senior executives at Citizens Property Insurance who were in charge of multimillion-dollar contracts awarded to private companies went to work months later for those same companies.

› Central Florida film/TV industry in flux as incentive pool dries up
Jimmy Fallon will bring "The Tonight Show" here later this month. "The Middle," an ABC sitcom, filmed its season finale at Walt Disney World. But the current state of Central Florida film and TV production is limited.

› Sarasota museum surpasses its fundraising goals
On Oct. 26, 2004, the first gift was given toward making the Sarasota Museum of Art a reality. Nearly 10 years later, the $22 million campaign has come to a successful close, exceeding its goal by more than $500,000.

› Complexities of reverse mortgages snag homeowners
Most reverse mortgages are federally insured loans that enable people 62 and older to turn part of their home equity into cash. The homeowners can take a lump sum or receive monthly payments, or a combination of the two. Either way, they don't make monthly principal and interest payments.

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