From Brightline to Citizens Insurance & Scott Israel Florida's news recap – Highlights from around the state
Bottom Line: I’ve been doing a daily recap of the some of the notable developments from Florida’s session and am expanding covering to include other news from around the state. So, let’s get to it – here's what’s happened since Friday.
- As the AOB, Assignment of benefits reform bill for property insurance claims makes its way to the full House, an amendment that’d force Citizen’s insurance to pass the savings on to policy holders – this was the biggest change in policy on Friday during the session
- A settlement has been agreed to between FPL and the environmental lawsuits brought against the Turkey Point plant – there's a six-month window to work out details that’d impact Key Biscayne’s water quality
- The EPA has loaned Miami-Dade $100 million for water treatment loans
- Governor Ron DeSantis is asking for the Florida Supreme Court to take up former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel’s appeal directly to fast-track an outcome. The State Senate refuses to act on the case while it’s in the courts
- The Florida Development Finance Corp. Approved Brightline’s access to $950 million in bonds for the Orlando expansion project