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Gov. Scott, Panel Call for Insurance Reforms

Several Florida lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott said Friday they will push to “educate” Floridians on the hidden costs associated with property insurance and a “house of cards” that will blow down if a major storm hits.

Speaking at the Florida Chamber of Commerce insurance summit at Disney, Scott said a concerted effort needs to be made to inform insurance policyholders that state efforts to shore up the market in some of the most hurricane prone regions of the state, will likely trigger across-the-board assessments when the state-backed insurer can’t pay claims.

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Survey: Small Business Owners Worried

A Florida Chamber of Commerce survey shows small businesses worry over economic uncertainty and financing.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, nearly three-fourths of the 800 business owners polled said they couldn’t get the financing they need. More than half predicted it’d be harder to get that financing in the next six months.

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