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Flood insurance rate delay is backed by broad coalition of politicians

WASHINGTON — Surveying the geographically diverse, bipartisan group of senators and House members promoting legislation Tuesday to delayflood insurance premium increases […]

10/29/2013 | Read Story »

Restore Bayou St. John

Dredging at the mouth of Bayou St. John is nearly complete, with the sediment being used to anchor wetlands that […]

10/28/2013 | Read Story »

Legislature takes testimony on flood insurance rates

Talking to state legislators Wednesday about skyrocketing flood insurance rates, St. Charles Parish President V. J. St. Pierre choked back […]

10/24/2013 | Read Story »

La. lawmakers urge Congress to delay flood insurance rate increases

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana lawmakers are turning up the volume in their opposition to expensive changes to the National Flood […]

10/23/2013 | Read Story »

Louisiana lawmakers look for ways to delay massive flood insurance hikes

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Rising flood insurance rates due to the National Flood Insurance Program reform, could soon have some […]

10/23/2013 | Read Story »

Flood Insurance Jumping Sevenfold Depresses U.S. Home Values

Rangel Dockery and her husband bought a waterfront house in Florida four months ago, assuming their $2,000-a-year flood-insurance premium would remain about […]

10/23/2013 | Read Story »

Economics panelists compare post-Katrina New Orleans and Europe

Speakers at an economics workshop at the University of New Orleans on Monday drew parallels between Europe and post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. The […]

10/21/2013 | Read Story »

Louisiana legislature plans flood insurance meeting

BATON ROUGE — The Legislature’s insurance committees have scheduled a Wednesday meeting to discuss what can be done to help […]

10/20/2013 | Read Story »