NC Lawmaker Sidesteps Bill Easing Beach Insurance

A North Carolina lawmaker has completely reworked legislation sought by coastal homeowners saddled with huge increases in their insurance premiums, deductibles and surcharges.

Democratic Sen. Julia Boseman of New Hanover County said Tuesday
she was giving way as legislative leaders work behind closed doors
to craft a deal between coastal interests and the insurance
industry.

A state Senate committee considered a Boseman bill that would have frozen the increased insurance costs. Residents along the North Carolina coast are facing homeowners premium increases of up
to 30 percent.

Instead, the bill was rewritten so that the state's Alcoholic Beverage Commission could stop forcing private clubs to have a waiting period for new members.


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  • by Dave Location: Down East on May 13, 2009 at 05:41 AM
    Politics as usual!!!! Wonder what lobbiest got to Boseman got to sidestep the issue?? What have you been promised?? I would like to say you should be ashamed of yourself, but peoply like you have no feelings. I can't believe there isn't someone who can help stop these huge increases. With all the foreclosures happening in Carteret County, this will only put more fuel on the fire. Shame on you for being pursaded not pursue the issues you were elected to do!!!
  • by wow Location: Greenville on May 13, 2009 at 05:39 AM
    It has always been my contention that NO ONE should be in office for more than 2 terms, be it Local, State of Federal. This includes the State and Federal Senate. It is painfully obvious that they all have lost touch with reality and the electorate. This is just another example of Lawmakers doing what every they want. "Full speed ahead! Damn the torpedoes".
  • by Wayne Location: Newport on May 13, 2009 at 05:01 AM
    Wow! Just Wow! I'm speechless!
  • by ashley Location: washington on May 13, 2009 at 04:30 AM
    What do private memberships have to do with homeowners insurance? Just seems like a huge smokescreen to me, a way to get something passed by slipping it into a completely unrelated bill! I agree with Buzz, we need to get all incumbants out of office! This is getting absolutley ridiculous!
  • by blown away Location: MHC on May 13, 2009 at 04:23 AM
    Can't wait to get my flood policy since my wind policy went up $500 or when my home owners/auto policy is going to renew. It is bad enough that for flood, wind, home/car policy cost $5000/year.
  • by Buzz Location: Mill Creek on May 12, 2009 at 08:45 PM
    Hey this is just freakin wunderful, we need help keeping our insurance rates from going up more and these goofs are debating membership rules for private clubs. I AM NOT GOING TO REWARD ANY CURRENT LEGISLATOR WITH MY VOTE!!!! and I am going to start a NO INCUBANT campaign. These folks are totally out of touch with the electorate, and I mean the Dems, Reps, and whatever other party might be represented. they ALL have to go, and that's it!!!!!!!! Buzz-
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