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Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 18, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. May 11, 2022. Editorial: Lawmakers must fix housing crisis in special session Palm Beach County and many parts of Florida have become too expensive to live. It shouldn’t take skyrocketing housing and insurance costs to convince state leaders to get...

Smart-home devices could save you money on home insurance

Apr. 21, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

A smart thermostat can turn up the heat in your home before you roll out of bed. A smart speaker can play your favorite podcasts with a voice command. A smart lightbulb can be turned on or off from across the room. But smart-home devices aren’t just about convenience. Because some...

FEMA: More than $64M in aid OK'd after Kentucky tornadoes

Mar. 14, 2022 03:04 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than $64 million in federal assistance has been approved for people in Kentucky affected by deadly storms and tornadoes three months ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said. Some of the aid has been in the form of temporary housing in Caldwell,...

Program will help struggling homeowners with mortgage, bills

Mar. 11, 2022 15:27 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A new, federally funded program will provide relief to eligible homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage, property taxes, utility bills, and other costs during the coronavirus pandemic, New Hampshire authorities said Friday. The New Hampshire Homeowner...

Florida insurance costs set to rise due to failed insurers

Mar. 06, 2022 12:08 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida homeowners are about to pay more in insurance premiums, and they have failed insurance companies to blame. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Sunday that late last month the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association approved a 1.3% assessment...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Mar. 03, 2022 14:18 PM EST

Portland Press Herald. February 27, 2022. Editorial: Maine should not miss chance to make utilities better But a consumer-owned utility may remain the goal even as companies and regulators are put on notice that performance must improve. Politics is a...

'Green' building codes boost costs for Colorado fire victims

Mar. 01, 2022 13:42 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Some homeowners recovering from Colorado's most destructive wildfire in history, which decimated entire neighborhoods near Denver late last year, say they could end up paying tens of thousands of dollars more to rebuild because of environmentally sustainable construction standards...