LMA Newsletter – Pre-2019

Since 2012, readers of the LMA Newsletter have received timely information and insights about Florida’s insurance marketplace. Published weekly during legislative sessions and bi-weekly the rest of the year, the newsletter focuses on current insurance and related issues impacting disaster management, environment, engineering, construction, and real estate interests. There are also stories of encouragement for those who work in this industry notwithstanding its challenges and “pearls” of information that will help readers raise the bar. During the Florida legislative session, the newsletter provides tracking, analysis and insight on bills and broader issues being considered by the legislature of impact to insurance and related interests. The stories are searchable using the search window at the top of the right column.

LMA NEWSLETTER MAY 30, 2017

Memorial Day in Action

Yesterday, May 29th was Memorial Day, our nation’s commemoration of the sacrifices made by those whose lives were lost for the freedoms we hold sacred.  Whether our veterans survived their military service, or were killed …

LMA NEWSLETTER MAY 15, 2017

Will They Be Baaack?
The Session’s “Terminator” Issues

Will there be a special session to prevent smokeable medical marijuana from becoming the (Florida Department of Health) rule of the land? And will a special session answer the question of how …

LMA NEWSLETTER MAY 8, 2017

Legislative Roller Coaster

Because so many of you have been following the legislative session with LMA, you know this last week has been a roller coaster.  We reported a couple of weeks ago that the House Appropriations Committee met and …

LMA NEWSLETTER MAY 1, 2017

Budget Impasse Clears

Last week, the House and Senate’s work on the single, most important constitutionally mandated task – passage of the budget – stalled.  The meltdown started a few weeks ago when the House released its version of their …

LMA NEWSLETTER APRIL 24, 2017

What’s the Point?     
Often times at this juncture in the legislative session (we have two weeks left and have been in session for seven weeks), you will hear those in the Capitol hallways say, “what’s the point of being here

LMA NEWSLETTER APRIL 17, 2017

How to Influence Legislators    
As most of our readers have noticed, we publish our newsletter every week during the eight-week legislative session in Florida.  Dozens of readers call or write and ask “how can we help LMA influence legislators?” to

LMA NEWSLETTER APRIL 10, 2017

The Kum ba yah Moment   
The fifth week of the Legislature was lively to say the least.  The Senate and the House are still divided on so many issues including their budgets.  On Wednesday of last week the House Appropriations

LMA NEWSLETTER APRIL 3, 2017

Vastly Different – Just Sayin’  As the legislative session enters “hump week,” i.e., the 5th week of a 9 week session, I keep hearing all of my colleagues who live in the capitol this time of year say, “I haven’t

LMA NEWSLETTER MARCH 20, 2017

Second Week of Session Brisk 
This past week’s legislative activity has been brisk for the 2nd full week of session. Bills were on committee agendas in the House and Senate on assignment of benefits (with the Wall Street Journal weighing