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Florida Legislature Finally Passes Substantial Assignment-of-Benefits Reform
R.J. Lehmann

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.
(April 24, 2019) – The seventh time was the charm for the Florida
Legislature, as the state Senate today passed House-passed reforms to stem the
flood of abusive…

, BestWire
Florida House Approves Assignment of Benefits Reform Legislation
R.J. Lehmann

From BestWire:

The nonpartisan R Street Institute, a free-market advocacy organization, commended the House vote.”With similar legislation, S.B. 122, currently in the Senate Rules…

R Street Praises Florida House Passage of Assignment-of-Benefits Reform
R.J. Lehmann

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.
(April 11, 2019) – The R Street Institute commends the Florida House of
Representatives for passage of H.B. 7065, legislation intended to address the
state’s epidemic of…

RE: SB 122 – Agreements Between Service Providers and Consumers
Christian Cámara

Chairman
Simmons and members of the committee,

My
name is Christian Cámara. I am a co-founder and senior fellow of the R Street
Institute, a Washington-based, free-market public policy research…

Legislature’s Inaction on Homeowner’s Insurance Will Cost Floridians
Marc Hyden

Florida homeowners are in for some unwelcome news. Insurance rates appear poised to surge yet again. The state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will consider an average statewide premium…

, Orlando Sentinel
Commentary: In Florida race for governor, kids should come first
Emily Mooney & Nila Bala

This Wednesday, following up on a heated debate in late June, leading Republican gubernatorial candidates U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam will square off…

, The Miami Herald
Your flood insurance premium is going up again, and that’s only the beginning
R.J. Lehmann

R.J. Lehmann cited in The Miami Herald:
Florida has more flood insurance policies than any other state. The vast majority are through the NFIP; only eight percent of flood insurance policies in 2017…

, Jacksonville.com
Smart Justice is finally coming to Northeast Florida
Arthur Rizer & Lars Trautman

After years of stagnation under former State Attorney Angela Corey, innovation is finally finding its way to the State Attorney’s Office for the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Northeast Florida…

, Pensacola News Journal
Student loan debt shouldn’t cost you your job
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Shoshana Weissmann

Roderick Scott Sr., a Texas middle school teacher, had been teaching for several years when his professional license was up for renewal and denied by The Texas Education Agency. The reason: He had…

Floridians should embrace highly automated vehicles
Marc Hyden & Caleb Watney

Floridians will soon see more highly automated vehicles (HAVs) on the roads, and they should welcome the sight. This new technology promises to alleviate many issues plaguing the Sunshine State’s…