March 26, 2021

Floridas

Florida’s voting changes bill could put personal info at risk, Republican election supervisor warns

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — As GOP state lawmakers move forward with sweeping election changes in Florida, elections supervisors – even those who are also Republicans – are alarmed. One tells 8 On Your Side the proposed bill puts your personal information at risk and makes it harder to vote.

Florida had a smooth election in 2020. Still, GOP lawmakers say they want to make a good thing even better. Their proposed bill, which a Florida House panel approved Monday, changes our state’s voter registration process, vote-by-mail system, monitoring requirements for drop boxes and more.

Proponents say they want to increase

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Insurance Agents on the Front Line of Florida’s Mounting Property Market Problems

While carriers face growing financial losses in Florida’s distressed property insurance market, insurance agents are on the front lines trying to help their clients who are being hit with double-digit rate increases, non-renewals, coverage restrictions or refusals from the admitted market.

The situation has become untenable, Florida agents say, and they hope the state’s legislature will take action in the current legislative session so Florida policyholders can access the insurance they need.

“We are taking sides for Floridians. I want a healthy stable insurance market because a stable insurance market is critical for a healthy economy,” said Mary Katharine Lawler,

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