Scrub the Jay Bill flies again * Florida

The Florida bush jay may not be a migratory bird, but calls in honor of the bird are making a comeback for the legislature. Republican Representative from Winter Haven Sam Killebrew has again tabled a law (HB 17) to usurp the mockingbird as the state bird. He and other birds of a feather say the … Read more

The Florida Apartment Association launches a website highlighting the housing shortage across Florida * Florida

The Florida Apartment Association is launching a new website to provide residents and policymakers with reliable information about rental housing needs in their communities. BuildFlorida2030.com tracks Florida’s rapidly growing housing needs, reviews a number of key demographic indicators, and compares those indicators statewide, and by county and metro area. Between 2010 and 2020, Florida’s population … Read more

Nine Florida Residents Arrested for Orchestrating $37M Healthcare Fraud Scheme USAO-SDFL * Florida

MIAMI — Nine Florida residents were arrested this morning by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after being indicted by a federal grand jury in Miami on health care fraud and conspiracy to commit health care fraud. The fraud scheme allegedly involved tens of millions of dollars in fraudulent healthcare billing by 30 physical therapy … Read more

How Florida lawmakers are hoping to address the ailing insurance market * Florida

The Florida Legislature will meet next week for a special session on property insurance and property tax relief following the damage caused by Hurricane Ian, officials said Tuesday. Leaders of the Florida House of Representatives and Senate issued the Proclamation Convening the Legislature December 12-16. Legislatures are tasked with reforming elements of the state’s ailing … Read more