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, Carolina Journal
Massive storms test state and federal insurance plans
Media Coverage

From Carolina Journal:
The plan has more than 190,000 policies with $71.7 billion in total exposure. Before Hurricane Florence made landfall, R.J. Lehmann, senior fellow and director of finance,…

, Business Insurance
Florence drenches the Carolinas in test of flood insurance policies
Media Coverage

From Business Insurance:
Florence is “going to end up in terms of actual economic loss among the largest floods in U.S. history and probably even larger in terms of economic loss than Sandy,”…

Legislature’s Inaction on Homeowner’s Insurance Will Cost Floridians
Marc Hyden

Florida homeowners are in for some unwelcome news. Insurance rates appear poised to surge yet again. The state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will consider an average statewide premium…

, Insurance Journal
Florence could overwhelm NC Beach Plan’s ability to pay
R.J. Lehmann

A half-decade of growth for the North Carolina Insurance Underwriting Association could come to a catastrophic climax this week, with the impending arrival of Hurricane Florence. Packing 140 mph…

, The Post and Courier
Commentary: How Charleston County is using data to cut jail populations
Arthur Rizer

Charleston County has joined a growing national trend that invests in data-based solutions to address community criminal justice issues, and the results are already beginning to show. The county is…

, Daily Mail WV
A growing appetite for impeaching judges
Anthony Marcum

As the West Virginia Mountaineers begin another college football season in Morgantown, down the road in Charleston, the West Virginia legislature is preparing for its own kind of turf war. Recently,…

, The Advocate
Death penalty status quo a detriment
Marc Hyden

The last person executed in Louisiana was a volunteer — Gerald Bordelon. He waived his right to appeal and begged the state to end his life. Louisiana obliged. At the age of 47, Bordelon was…

, The Hill TV
Hill-TV’s “Rising”: Georgia secretary of state candidate hopes to make business licenses more accessible
Media Coverage

From The Hill TV:

R Street’s commercial freedom director Jarrett Dieterle appeared on Hill-TV’s “Rising” with Buck Sexton and Krystal Ball to discuss occupational licensing and…

, The Miami Herald
Your flood insurance premium is going up again, and that’s only the beginning
Media Coverage

R.J. Lehmann cited in The Miami Herald:
Florida has more flood insurance policies than any other state. The vast majority are through the NFIP; only eight percent of flood insurance policies in 2017…

, Knoxville News
How Tennessee is punishing student loan debt by taking away people’s jobs
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Marc Hyden

Shannon Otto was a 30-year-old, Nashville-based nurse and mother of two when she unexpectedly fell ill with epilepsy. While battling debilitating seizures, she frequently missed work and her medical…