(The Center Square) – Increases greater than 50% on homeowner policies by two insurance companies will be considered in hearings by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation later this month. n The requested rate hikes come as state legislative leaders grapple with proposed solutions to rising insurance rates in theContinue Reading

(The Center Square) — Florida lawmakers are taking preventative action against retail theft and porch piracy at the urging of Gov. Ron DeSantis after a new study has shown that it cost retailers over $112 billion across the U.S. in 2022. n DeSantis announced on Tuesday that while retail theftContinue Reading

(The Center Square) – Elimination of Florida property taxes and replacing it with a consumption tax is being proposed in the House of Representatives. n Rep. Ryan Chamberlin, R-Marion, wants a study of how to phase out property taxes, which generated $25 billion last year. n “This is the beginningContinue Reading

(The Center Square) – When Gov. Maura Healey signed the state’s 2024-25 budget last month, the fiscal plan doubled the amount of money for the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, increasing direct support from $127 million to $314 million. n But Healey also signed an executive order creating a transportation taskContinue Reading

(The Center Square) — Florida lawmakers have advanced legislation this week that would add transparency to lobbying in the Sunshine State. n Senate Bill 734 is sponsored by state Sen. Blaise Ingoglia, R-Spring Hill. It would make various changes to ethics regulations for local governments and prohibit state and localContinue Reading