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Constitution Revision Commission will debate, vote on rules on June 6

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The chairman of the Constitution Revision Commission has called a meeting of the full panel in Orlando on June 6 to debate and vote on a package of procedural rules. Carlos Beruff said in a letter to members Friday that the panel’s rules committee had reached consensus in some, but not all, areas. “In light of the extensive time required by the working group to continue its work and the likelihood that much of their discussion will need to be reiterated with…

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Regulators approve 14.5 percent workers compensation premium hike

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State regulators Tuesday approved a 14.5 percent average increase in workers’ compensation insurance premiums — less than the 19.6 percent hike sought by an industry council. The new rates take effect Dec. 1. The original rate proposal by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, or NCCI, would have taken effect on Oct. 1. The higher rates apply to new and renewed policies but not to existing coverage, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation said. NCCI proposed new rates in May…

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Personnel note: Courtney Heidelberg joins Brightway Insurance

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Veteran Tallahassee PR hand Courtney Heidelberg has signed on as chief spokeswoman for Brightway Insurance Inc. in Jacksonville. She assumes the post of public relations and communications manager and will be the main contact at the company for news reporters. “Everyone here has a can-do attitude, and the leadership provides employees and teams with the support necessary to achieve our goals,” she said of the company. Brightway describes itself as “a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of…

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