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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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

11/19/2013 | Read Story »

House hearing shows delaying flood insurance hikes won’t be easy

WASHINGTON – Moving legislation to delay large flood insurance premium increases is no slam-dunk. That was apparent Tuesday during a flood insurance… Read More »

11/19/2013 | Read Story »

Senators seek to add measure delaying flood insurance hikes to pending defense bill

WASHINGTON – Senate backers of legislation to delay flood insurance premium increases for four years Tuesday announced a new strategy: They’ll… Read More »

11/19/2013 | Read Story »

Forbes: N.O. is 6th in the country for middle-class job creation

NEW ORLEANS – rates the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area as sixth in the country for creating middle-class jobs. “We’re winning… Read More »

11/15/2013 | Read Story »

Obama talks economic development, health care reform in N.O.

NEW ORLEANS – The White House called President Barack Obama’s visit to the city Friday an economic development trip, but… Read More »

11/8/2013 | Read Story »

Rising flood insurance rates risk drowning economy

President Barack Obama, welcome to the new New Orleans. The progress of our region over the past five years has… Read More »

11/8/2013 | Read Story »