Senators sitting on the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee had a chance on Wednesday to help out Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink.
Sink is one of those who wants to give more power and authority to the state's insurance consumer advocate, Sean Shaw. The idea is that Shaw - who reports to the CFO - should be able to intervene in insurance rate filing cases and force state regulators to receive his suggestions and recommendations.
But the amendment doing that was voted down on a narrow 5-4 vote. Guess what? It was three Democrats joining with two Republicans who killed it. The four senators who liked the idea were all Republicans.
Despite that the bill, however, got a rough hearing. Read more about it here.