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Senate votes 67-32 to approve legislation delaying flood insurance premium hikes for 4 years

WASHINGTON – The Senate Thursday voted67-32 for legislation that would delay higherflood insurance premiums resulting from a 2012 law for four years.… Read More »

1/30/2014 | Read Story »

Why Obama Should Support Delaying Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Hikes: Opinion

The following is an opinion from Michael Hecht, president and CEO of Greater New Orleans Inc. and the Coalition for… Read More »

1/28/2014 | Read Story »

Make NFIP fiscally sound, affordable

Over the last year, it has become increasingly clear that congressional action is needed to address unintended, drastic increases to… Read More »

1/26/2014 | Read Story »

Louisiana goes back to the future with international trade

When Thomas Jefferson authorized the Louisiana Purchase from Napoleon, he did so for one reason – international trade. In fact,… Read More »

1/24/2014 | Read Story »

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus: New Orleans needs to become the next Silicon City

While several of the candidates for mayor are talking what we think is the truth about the economic inequities that… Read More »

1/23/2014 | Read Story »

Stop Forcing People Out of Flood Zones

There indeed probably should be policy mechanisms in place that discourage people from living in areas prone to disaster. The… Read More »

1/22/2014 | Read Story »

Flood insurance woes in St. Charles Parish will occur across the nation

As politics reigns in Washington, the nation waits for Congress to pass the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, delaying the… Read More »

1/21/2014 | Read Story »

Smoothie King CEO Wan Kim pledges to keep company headquarters in New Orleans area

Wan Kim, the CEO of Smoothie King, declared his commitment to the New Orleans business community Thursday afternoon (Jan 16.), reiterating… Read More »

1/16/2014 | Read Story »