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File photo of a woman texting while driving.  (credit: Pam McLean/Getty Images)

Fla. Lawmakers Pass Texting-While-Driving Ban

Florida lawmakers have passed a statewide ban on texting while driving.

05/02/2013

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Senate PIP Bill Heading to Floor for Debate

A Senate bill aimed at cracking down on the rampant Personal Injury Protection fraud that costs Florida drivers more than $1 billion annually in skyrocketing premiums is headed to the full floor for what promises to be a contentious debate for lawmakers who see this as their best last chance to reform the system.

CBS Tampa–02/29/2012

Aerial view showing stuck cars on the highway A31 near Heek, westnorthern Germany on November 19, 2011 after an accident involved 52 cars.  (Photo credit: OLF VENNENBERND/AFP/Getty Images)

Fla. Senator Files Bill Targeting Insurance Fraud

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Legislation designed to crack down on the fraud that leads to more expensive personal injury protection insurance required of all Florida drivers was filed by state Sen. Joe Negron on Monday. […]

CBS Tampa–01/09/2012

Rick Scott Holds News Conference. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Pushing Lawmakers on Insurance Issues

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott wants lawmakers to fix a pair of auto and property insurance issues that are costing Floridians hundreds of millions of dollars but have eluded resolution for more than a decade.

CBS Tampa–12/20/2011

President of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. Michael Fleming talks with a patient.  (Photo by Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images)

Study: Fla. Medicaid premiums too high

MIAMI (AP) — A new report says high premium and co-pay proposals for Florida Medicaid beneficiaries are among the highest in the country and could cause hundreds of thousands to drop out because they can’t afford to pay them.

CBS Tampa–12/07/2011