AP FOR MONDAY PAPERS – EVERY CONGRESSIONAL OFFICE SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO THIS – Advisory on ambitious AP flood-insurance project: "In 2012, Congress passed a law requiring approximately 1.1 million policyholders to start paying rates based on the true risk of flooding. As parts of the law were implemented last year, and as congressional elections approached, the public outcry against the premium hikes swelled. Earlier this month, Congress passed legislation pulling back some of the insurance overhaul. President Obama signed that bill on Friday. Instead of facing onerous increases immediately, affected homeowners will be hit with annual premium increases as high as 18 percent year after year, while owners of businesses and second homes face annual increases of 25 percent. …

"The Associated Press has produced a special report, complete with data on more than 18,000 communities nationwide, which details how the rising premiums, even spread out over years, will have a devastating, long-term impact on many homeowners and communities. … There will be 50 state sidebars, plus the District of Columbia, using localized data. Customers … were invited to download the data to produce local stories." goo.gl/9iYfHg

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