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Realtors’ CEO highlights reasons for Washington rally

  Jackson Association of Realtors CEO Jo Usry and dozens of other REALTORS from Jackson and around the state took part last month in a rally in Washington to urge effective measures to address the nation’s housing crisis. Here is her account of the rally and her reasons for participating: 13, 800 Realtors from across the United States participated in ...

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Extension, reform on the agenda for NFIP

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney will join insurance commissioners from across the U.S. in the next couple of weeks to lobby for the extension of the National Flood Insurance Program. And if Chaney has his way, there will also be lots of talk about reforming the program, which is set to expire Sept. 30. More than anything, Chaney said, the ...

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County joins NFIP

Choctaw County — Choctaw County has joined the 303 Mississippi communities allowed to purchase federally backed flood insurance, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) reports. The availability of the flood insurance follows the community’s adoption and enforcement of ordinances to reduce flood losses and acceptance by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Residents of Choctaw County will be able to ...

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Taylor outraged by testimony

JACKSON — Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) is pointing to testimony given June 9 before the Mississippi Supreme Court as proof that his multi-peril insurance legislation should become law. According to Taylor’s Office, in oral arguments before the Mississippi Supreme Court insurance company USAA admitted that it shifted its own costs to the federal government’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In ...

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