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Charlie Crist vetoes sweeping property insurance bill

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From Julie Patel: Gov. Charlie Crist vetoed a broad property insurance bill, SB 2044, late Tuesday that would have made it easier for insurers to raise rates and reduce claims costs. Crist, who is running for a U.S. Senate seat, said in a memo about the veto that he’s concerned about the bill’s potential impact on policyholders. “I am most concerned about the expansion of the current expedited rate filing procedure for property insurers that makes it easier to increase Floridians’…

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