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Cat Fund and Other Pre-Irma Insurance Decisions Saved Florida from Economic Disaster

March 22, 2018 - 6:00am

September's strike of Hurricane Irma was one of the strongest storms Florida has ever seen. Every region of the state was affected in some way by the storm, which thus far has caused nearly $8 billion in insured property losses.

While $8 billion is no small number, had the storm stayed on its original forecast track just 50 to 100 miles east of its eventual path -- had it directly hit Miami-Dade County and traveled up the entire peninsula, losses easily could have been topped $100 billion.

Tear Down the Wall and Let the Free Market In

March 29, 2017 - 10:30am

ABC Fine Wine & Liquors, Florida’s largest alcohol retail chain, struck a deal last year with a mobile app service to start offering one-hour alcohol delivery with the click of a smartphone. 

Why Congress Mustn't Postpone Vital Flood Insurance Reforms

April 4, 2016 - 6:00am

A new measure introduced by U.S. Reps. David Jolly and Gus Bilirakis, both R-Fla., that would postpone vital reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program, while well-intentioned, also would be bad for taxpayers and consumers.

Government-owned Broadband Networks a Headache for Their Owners

January 18, 2013 - 6:00pm

Last year, the R Street Institute expressed serious concerns with a proposed government-owned broadband network (GON) project in Southwest Florida.

In its Unreformed State, Citizens Property Bad for Stability of Florida Economy

December 13, 2012 - 6:00pm

Advocates of expanding or retaining The Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund at its current level are either misguided or knowingly peddling false coverage.

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