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Rick Scott signs flood insurance flexibility bill into law

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Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday afternoon granted final approval to a measure sponsored by state Sen. Jeff Brandes aimed at increasing flexibility and lowering premiums on insurance premiums. SB 1094 was co-sponsored by Brandes’ fellow Pinellas County Republican state Rep. Larry Ahern. Brandes and Ahern both represent moderate coastal districts where flood insurance is among voters’ highest priorities. Brandes has passed legislation before in the Senate related to the federal Biggert-Waters Act. The measure would allow insurance companies and those seeking coverage by…

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