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Fri August 31, 2012
Capital Report: 8-31-2012
The Republican National Convention wrapped things up with Mitt Romney accepting the Party’s nomination for president as planned. But Regan McCarthy reports the convention as a whole went off with more than its fair share of stops, starts, and interruptions.
Both Republicans and Democrats are trying to position themselves as THE party for women voters. Democrats are blasting the Republican Party for socially conservative positions on issues such as abortion and birth control. But as Lynn Hatter reports, Republicans are deflecting those claims and trying to put the spotlight on the President’s handling of the economy instead.
Allstate Insurance is suing a South Florida brain injury rehab center to recover almost 8 million dollars in fraudulent claims. As Jessica Palombo reports, the Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation, or FINR [FINE-er], is also being investigated for accusations of resident abuse and is being cited for illegally housing 50 people. But lawyers for FINR say it has an exemplary record of care and they’re confident it will be cleared of any wrongdoing.
A move to reform the way Florida deals with medical malpractice cases went nowhere during this year’s legislative session. But Tom Flanigan reports reform supporters are already gathering their forces for the 2013 session.
Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist says he shares President Barack Obama’s vision for the future of this state and the nation. And, in addition to his recent endorsement of the president, the former Republican is also speaking at the Democratic National Convention, in Charlotte North Carolina next week. But, as Sascha Cordner reports, many Florida GOP leaders say Crist is a turncoat, who is just trying to make a political comeback.