TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's largest propertyinsurer wants sweeping changes, including the ability tocharge higher rates, in the coming year.

It may be a hard sell during a contentious election year, butthe board that  governs Citizens Property Insurance votedon Monday to ask state legislators to  approve a long listof changes during the upcoming session that startsin January.

Those in charge of the state-created insurer are pushing aheadwith the changes at the urging of Gov. Rick Scott. Scott recentlysounded warnings about Citizens, which has nearly 1.5million policyholders, including many homeowners  alongthe coast. 

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