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With Tremendous International Support, iPad App for Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan is Released

Three years ago, Louisiana’s Office of Community Development – Disaster Recovery Unit provided $2.5 million in funding for Greater New Orleans, […]

11/21/2013 | Read Story »

Donelon Asks President to Hold Off Raising Flood Rates

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon used an opportunity to meet with President Obama to present him with a letter asking […]

11/21/2013 | Read Story »

Donelon meeting with President Obama on healthcare insurance

WASHINGTON – Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon said Wednesday night that he and President Barack Obama agreed to work together to […]

11/21/2013 | Read Story »

House Hearing Continues NFIP Flood-Rate Debate

A House hearing on what Congress should do to reduce the impact of flood insurance rate increases was like watching two […]

11/20/2013 | Read Story »

Congress should delay harmful flood rate increases: Editorial

U.S. senators pushing for a four-year delay in massive flood insurance rate hikes announced a new strategy Tuesday. They hope to add […]

11/20/2013 | Read Story »

Efforts to stop flood insurance hikes renewed

WASHINGTON — Renewed legislative efforts in both the U.S. House and Senate began Tuesday in the ongoing attempt to delay changes […]

11/20/2013 | Read Story »

Louisiana lawmakers push for flood insurance rate hike delay

WASHINGTON — Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana led a bipartisan group of senators Tuesday in a colloquy on the Senate […]

11/19/2013 | Read Story »

Sharp Differences in House Hearing Over NFIP Hikes

A House hearing Tuesday on what Congress should do to reduce the impact of flood insurance rate increases, some of […]

11/19/2013 | Read Story »