This week, the Homeowners Flood Insurance Accountability Act passed the U.S. House. The legislation is intended to ease the burden of increased flood insurance rates due to the 2012 Biggert-Waters Act. Representatives Clyburn, Rice and Sanford voted in favor of the bill which must now be reconciled with the Senate version. A delegation of local officials will be in Washington next week to discuss this and other federal issues with our Members of Congress.
The latest issue of Cities Mean Business magazine is out, and you can find it as an insert in the spring issue of SC Biz magazine on newsstands now. Cities Mean Business is the Municipal Association’s biannual publication that focuses on the relationship between cities and the businesses located in them.
The House begins the budget debate next week. Make sure to read this week's From the Dome to Your Home for the latest on this week's State House activity.