Nearly 1,000 members of the Florida National Guard will be advised Thursday they face one-day-per-pay-period furloughs from the end of April through the end of September due to the national fiscal sequestration.
Another 400 soldiers from Florida wont be eligible for deployments as required periodic medical exams will be postponed, Major General Emmett Titshaw, head of the Florida National Guard, told the Cabinet on Tuesday.
A storm is brewing in the Senate over the states Hurricane Catastrophe Fund, which backs up insurers and gives them the means to offer lower-cost coverage to Floridians.
Driven by reinsurers, some policymakers have hoped to slowly reduce the overall size of the so-called Cat fund, on a path that could drive up individual property insurance premiums.
With the deadline a little over two years away on a key provision of the states multimillion-dollar gambling compact, some lawmakers would like to see firm casino revenue numbers from the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Members of the House Select Committee on Gaming asked the tribes attorney on Monday if the annual fiscal data, of which only select numbers are released to the public, could be made available before a decision is needed to renew, renegotiate or abandon the Seminoles exclusive rights on banked card games.