January 27, 2021
Florida Business News

COVID-19-liability bill in Florida may be ready for quick adoption

Companion Senate and House measures seeking to shield Florida businesses from “frivolous” lawsuits related to the pandemic already have advanced through initial hearings and could secure all three required committee nods in pre-session deliberations.

Politics of the Everglades

In 2019, Ron DeSantis became the fourth Florida governor to preside over the state half of the state-federal Everglades project. Under DeSantis, state funding has hit historic highs.

Florida kept its place in 2020 as the shark-bite capital of America

The state’s 16 unprovoked shark bites were more than every nation in the world except Australia, accounting for 28% of the world’s attacks and 48% of U.S. attacks.

Florida’s Citizens Insurance eyes a 7% rate hike as Legislature considers claim limits

Citizens Property Insurance Corp. could increase residential rates by an average of 7.2 percent this year, as the state-backed insurer contends with a flood of new policies and troubles in the private insurance market.

Port Canaveral now projecting $43.1M loss for current budget year, no cruises until July

Port Canaveral officials are revising their financial projections for the current budget year to reflect the possibility that multiday cruises will not resume until July because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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