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Black caucus urges Crist to sign 'consumer choice' insurance rate bill



The latest group to weigh in on legislation deregulating large property insurers' premium rates: the 26-member Florida Legislative Black Caucus.

In a letter sent Tuesday to Gov. Charlie Crist, caucus chairman Sen. Gary Siplin urges Crist to sign HB 1171, saying it will give the state's African-American communities the choice they want in protecting their homes. Bill supporters say consumers should be able to pay more for the products they want, including insurance from a large, proven company like State Farm.

Read the letter here: Download FLwantsachoice09

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 6:05pm]


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