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Florida condo collapse settlement reached, tops $1 billion

May. 27, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for the families who lost relatives in last year's collapse of a Florida condominium tower that killed 98 people reached a $1.02 billion settlement Friday, providing a speedy resolution to lawsuits that could have dragged on for years. The...

Florida gov signs condo safety bill after building collapse

May. 26, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will require statewide recertification of condominiums over three stories tall under new legislation Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law Thursday as a response to the Surfside building collapse that killed 98 people. But while the measure...

Florida Gov. DeSantis signs property insurance legislation

May. 26, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed into a law sweeping property insurance legislation that creates a $2 billion reinsurance fund and rewrites rules on coverage denials and attorney fees, in a move to stabilize rising costs and insurer losses. ...

States divided along partisan lines in response to shootings

May. 26, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was quick to react to this week’s carnage at a Texas elementary school, sending a tweet listing the gun control measures the Democratic-controlled state has taken. He finished with: “Your turn Congress.” But gun control...

Florida Legislature approves property insurance package

May. 25, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House of Representatives on Wednesday gave final passage to sweeping property insurance legislation that creates a $2 billion reinsurance fund and rewrites rules on coverage denials and attorney fees, as lawmakers attempt to stabilize rising rates and insurer...

Florida passes condominium safety bill in wake of Surfside

May. 25, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida would require statewide recertification of condominiums over three stories tall under a bill sent Wednesday to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis by lawmakers, their legislation a response to the Surfside building collapse that killed 98 people. The House...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 25, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. May 24, 2022. Editorial: Florida’s new elections chief won’t bury The Big Lie Gov. Ron DeSantis’ new chief elections official, Cord Byrd, could have saved himself a whole lot of justifiable criticism Tuesday if he had simply...

Takeaways: Trump's big defeat; election denial backfiring

May. 25, 2022 07:39 AM EDT

Former President Donald Trump's crusade for vengeance suffered two devastating blows after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger won their primaries Tuesday despite rejecting Trump's entreaties to reverse his 2020 election loss. It's a huge warning sign...

Florida Senate passes property insurance package

May. 24, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate on Tuesday approved a sweeping legislative package meant to combat rising property insurance rates and other problems in the state's turbulent insurance market, creating a $2 billion reinsurance fund and writing new rules around coverage denials and...

Florida county pays $4 million for girl with severed spine

May. 24, 2022 09:11 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami-Dade County has agreed to pay a record $4 million for the care of a girl whose spinal cord was severed in a crash with a police cruiser that was speeding into an intersection with non-working stoplights as a hurricane approached nearly six years ago. The...