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Rep. Proctor blasts McCarty over rate dereg bill objections

As Gov. Charlie Crist leans toward a veto of Rep. Bill Proctor's bill that would deregulate large insurers' rates, Proctor has sent a letter to Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty blasting and questioning his criticism of the legislation.

McCarty recently voiced his objections to HB1171 in a letter (Download McCarty Letter) to Crist, which prompted Senate bill sponsor Sen. Mike Bennett to demand that McCarty step down from his post. His letter: Download Bennett.

Proctor's letter, sent today, questions McCarty's contention that the legislation will disrupt the market for 40 new companies that have been brought in to Florida to write policies under McCarty's watch. Proctor, R-St. Augustine, also expresses concern over the financial viability and claims-paying capacity of those smaller companies.

Read it here: Download Proctorletter1171


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 6:04pm]


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