BRADENTON, Fla. Despite questions about the legitimacy of property insurance damage claims, Florida's top elected officials yesterday approved the sale of $625 million of fixed-rate revenue bonds by the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund Finance Corp.

Bond proceeds will be used to pay reopened claims from hurricanes that hit the state three years ago and that drew questions from Gov. Charlie Crist and Alex Sink, Florida's elected chief financial officer, who are members of the State Board of Administration, which oversees the so-called Cat Fund.

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