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Florida must act now to protect its water quality from climate change
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (Jan. 26, 2023) – Today, Florida TaxWatch and the R Street Institute released a new short report that examines the challenge of maintaining water quality in Florida as climate change…

Be Prepared: Water Quality and Climate Change in Florida
Josiah Neeley

Introduction
It’s no secret that climate change poses acute risks and costs for Florida. With its extended coastline and geographic position, the state has always been vulnerable to damage from…

, Miami Today
Fixing Florida property insurance mess a slow process
Jerry Theodorou

From Miami Today:

After the two bills aimed at fixing the property insurance crisis in Florida, experts are hopeful the new measures are a step in the right direction, but the effects will still…

R Street Institute Testifies at Florida Special Legislative Session on Homeowners Insurance
Caroline Melear

December 12, 2022
Florida Senate Banking and Insurance Committee
Chairman Boyd and Members of the Committee:
Good afternoon. My name is Caroline Melear. I am a fellow in Finance, Insurance and…

Florida and Reinsurance – Pulling Back the Covers
Jerry Theodorou

The Florida Legislature will conduct a special session during the week of December 12 focusing on fixes for a failing, flailing insurance market in the state that has reached crisis levels. Symptoms…

, R Street Institute
Radio: Ron DeSantis and Florida politics with Jonathan Bydlak and Ed Dean
Jonathan Bydlak

The R Street Institute’s Jonathan Bydlak discussed Ron DeSantis, elections and all things Florida politics on the Ed Dean Morning Show on WBOB Jacksonville.

, The Dispatch
Criminalizing Work and Harming (Almost) Everyone in the Process
Shoshana Weissmann

From The Dispatch:

Indeed, the Florida roofer case is a particularly good (bad) example of licensing gone wrong. As R Street’s Shoshana Weissman documented last week, this man was not a…

Reinsurance and Why it is Critical for Helping Florida Rebuild After Ian
Jerry Theodorou

It has been three weeks since Hurricane Ian struck Florida on Sept. 28, 2022. The storm took at least 119 lives and caused estimated insured losses ranging from $31 billion to $74 billion, with most…

R Street’s Caroline Melear discusses Florida insurance crisis on Fox Business
William Gray

The R Street Institute’s Caroline Melear, fellow on the Finance, Insurance and Trade policy team, appeared on “Mornings with Maria” on Fox Business to discuss Hurricane Ian, the National Flood…

Radio: Florida’s Homeowners Insurance Market in Trouble Well Before Hurricane Ian
Caroline Melear

R Street Institute Resident Fellow Caroline Melear joined WNZF News Radio to talk about how Hurricane Ian could spur lawmakers to fix longstanding issues in Florida’s homeowners insurance…

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