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Entries for January, 2014

Senate Passes Bill to Delay Flood Insurance Hikes

Senate Passes Bill to Delay Flood Insurance HikesNews from ABC News: Hundreds of thousands of homeowners in coastal and flood-prone areas would win protection from sharply higher federal flood insurance premiums under legislation muscled through the Senate on Thursday after angry constituents inundated Capitol Hill with complaints. The 67-32 vote reflects widespread alarm about changes [...]

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Popular Flood Insurance Law Is Target of Both Political Parties – New York Times

Popular Flood Insurance Law Is Target of Both Political Parties – New York TimesNews from Popular Flood Insurance Law Is Target of Both Political Parties – New York Times: HTTP/1.1 302 Found Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:55:20 GMT Server: Apache Set-Cookie: NYT-S=0MXDtzweV1vC3DXrmvxADeHzCQoXMHilt4deFz9JchiAIUFL2BEX5FWcV.Ynx4rkFI; expires=Fri, 28-Feb-2014 20:55:20 GMT; path=/; domain=.nytimes.com Location: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/us/politics/popular-flood-insurance-law-is-target-of-both-political-parties.html?_r=0 Content-Length: 0 Cneonction: close [...]

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Fred Grimm: A call for fair rates of flood insurance

Fred Grimm: A call for fair rates of flood insuranceNews from MiamiHerald.com: Oh my, wasn’t Congress all in a lather back in 2012, determine to fix that tax-sucking, deficit-running, freeloading federal flood insurance program. Not that there wasn’t a lot to hate, especially for Tea Party deficit hawks, about an insurance that had fallen $ [...]

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Flood Ebbs, Insurance Woes Don’t – New York Times

Flood Ebbs, Insurance Woes Don’t – New York TimesNews from Flood Ebbs, Insurance Woes Don’t – New York Times: HTTP/1.1 302 Found Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 22:51:37 GMT Server: Apache Set-Cookie: NYT-S=0Mag8qcvAvSgvDXrmvxADeHByPsrKFiO6YdeFz9JchiAIUFL2BEX5FWcV.Ynx4rkFI; expires=Mon, 24-Feb-2014 22:51:37 GMT; path=/; domain=.nytimes.com Location: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/25/your-money/for-some-sandy-victims-insurance-headaches-persist.html?_r=0 Content-Length: 0 Cneonction: close Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: Apache Cache-Control: no-cache [...]

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Senator Warren predicts relief on flood insurance

Senator Warren predicts relief on flood insuranceNews from Boston.com: By Jessica Bartlett, Boston.com Staff Scituate and Marshfield officials may be concerned about new flood maps and drastically higher flood-insurance premiums, but US Senator Elizabeth Warren said solutions are in sight. At a public meeting with local officials and residents Tuesday, Warren spoke optimistically about the [...]

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Action 9 investigates flood insurance shocker

Action 9 investigates flood insurance shockerNews from WFTV Orlando: ST. CLOUD,Fla. — A St. Cloud woman thought it had to be a mistake. She was billed more than 8 thousand dollars for flood insurance. Fearing the worst, she called Action 9 for help. Todd Ulrich found out why some homeowners in new flood zones could [...]

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Sink calls for changes to fix national flood insurance problem

Sink calls for changes to fix national flood insurance problemNews from Tampabay.com: ST. PETERSBURG — Standing in a neighborhood with residents awash with worry over flood insurance rates, Democratic congressional candidate Alex Sink called for changes to a controversial new law. Sink, in the Northeast Park neighborhood, said Congress should stop the sharp increases in [...]

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Casey: Delay flood insurance hikes

Casey: Delay flood insurance hikesNews from Citizens Voice: EXETER – U.S. Sen. Bob Casey pushed for the passage of legislation to delay flood insurance hikes during a visit to Exeter on Friday morning. More than 30,000 Pennsylvanians could be impacted by the rate increases, including more than 1,500 residents in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties, Casey [...]

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Boehner: House Won’t Repeal Flood Insurance Hikes

Boehner: House Won’t Repeal Flood Insurance HikesNews from ABC News: House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that the GOP-controlled House won’t take up legislation aimed at neutering a 2012 overhaul of the federal flood insurance program that is hitting homeowners with big premium hikes. Owners of vacation homes, frequently flooded properties and businesses are losing [...]

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Spending Bill Delays Hike in Federal Flood Insurance

Spending Bill Delays Hike in Federal Flood InsuranceNews from Moneynews: Sharp increases in flood insurance premiums for many U.S. homeowners will be delayed for at least nine months under a provision of the $ 1 trillion government spending bill that was approved on Wednesday by the U.S. House of Representatives. The stop-gap measure provides temporary [...]

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