Congressman Vern Buchanan files bipartisan bill to delay flood insurance hikes
Congressman Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, filed legislation in the house Wednesday afternoon aimed at delaying the effects of astronomical flood insurance increases.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
U.S. Rep. Buchanan pushing for delay in flood insurance rate increases
As residents shared horror stories of pending flood insurance increases, Rep. Vern Buchanan on Tuesday vowed to help to ease the burden for families affected by the reformed National Flood Insurance Program.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Business briefs: Buchanan urges airline to maintain service between SRQ and D.C.
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan will be hosting a press conference with Sarasota International Airport Authority Chairman Jack Rynerson on the need to maintain nonstop flight service between Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and Washington Reagan International Airport.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Floridians frustrated by flood-insurance hike
Despite a stream of angry complaints from Floridians and coastal residents across the country, steep rate hikes for flood insurance are likely to continue at least into next year.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
by the Numbers: 7
A customer looks at a F-150 pickup at a Ford dealership on September 4, 2013 in North Miami, Florida.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Creative Loafing Tampa
Rick Scott takes time out of his day to rip the Obama administration's deal with Iran
Rick Scott doesn't often comment on foreign-policy issues, but did today regarding the major deal that President Obama and the P5+1 world powers made with Iran over the weekend that compels Tehran to limit its nuclear program in exchange for lighter economic sanctions.
Rep. Vern Buchanan draws another challenger for re-election
Last week, Joe Venuti filed to run in the 16th District, which includes most of Manatee County and all of Sarasota County, according to information from elections websites.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Names and faces
Rochelle Dudley, president of OnMessage Strategic Communications, PR Coordinator at 360 Degrees PR and co-founder of PoliticallyPersonal.com, has been named one of Tampa Bay Business Journal's "Up & Comers for 2013".
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Daytona Beach News-Journal Online
Flood insurance hike help unlikely Lawmakers in disagreement on...
Sat, 23 Nov 2013 20:26:52 EST Chances are slim that property owners will soon see relief from dramatic flood insurance rate hikes, despite promises for action by Florida's congressional delegation.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Congress failing Florida on flood insurance mitigation
The prospects of Florida property owners with flood insurance getting a slight reprieve on astronomical rate hikes appears very dim now.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
St. Petersburg Times
Florida delegation blames FEMA for moving too fast on flood insurance rate hikes
Feeling heat from constituents over rising flood insurance rates, Florida lawmakers Thursday redirected some to FEMA, saying the agency has moved too fast with changes Congress approved.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
Congress exploiting loopholes to personally profit
While nine out of 10 Americans think members of Congress are doing a lousy job in Washington D.C., there's one area lawmakers continue to excel: fundraising.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Michael Rodgers files to run against U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan
Rodgers could not be reached for comment, but his press secretary, Bobby Winsler, said Monday that Rodgers, who has not run for office before.