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Congress Agrees on $19 Billion Disaster Aid Bill with Flood Insurance Program Brief Extension
Lawmakers said that they agreed to a $19.1 billion disaster-aid bill after months of disagreement and that President Donald Trump said he will sign it. Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby called the agreement a “good deal.” He added that he …

POSTED MAY 23, 2019 7:55 PM
At Least 3 Dead in Central U.S. Storms
A flooded Oklahoma was deluged once again on Wednesday following days of severe weather that’s blamed for at least three deaths after also battering Iowa, Kansas and Missouri, “The biggest concern is more rain. I mean, there’s more rain in …

POSTED MAY 23, 2019 4:31 PM
Texas Insurance Department: Continuing Ed Service for Agents, Adjusters Improved
A year ago, it took months for insurance agents and adjusters to get continuing education transcripts, course credit and other information from the Texas Department of Insurance. Today, it takes about two weeks, according to the state agency. The improvement …

POSTED MAY 23, 2019 4:22 PM
Texas Environmentalists Plan Pollution Lawsuit Against Valero
Three Texas environmental groups have notified Valero Energy Corp. of plans to file a lawsuit under the U.S. Clean Air Act for pollution at the company’s Port Arthur, Texas, refinery, the organizations said. Environment Texas, the Sierra Club and the …

POSTED MAY 23, 2019 4:04 PM
Attorneys Say Ohio State Must Reveal Who Knew About Abuse by Team Doctor
Administrators at Ohio State University should release the names of all coaches, trainers and personnel who knew of but failed to act on complaints about a now-dead team doctor who sexually abused male students for nearly two decades, said attorneys …

POSTED MAY 23, 2019 4:00 PM
South Dakota Judge Sides With Liberty Mutual in Bad Faith Dispute
A federal judge in South Dakota has dismissed part of a lawsuit filed by a couple who had to tear down their Sioux Falls house after a long-running dispute with their neighbors. Judge Roberto Lange recently granted Liberty Mutual Insurance’s …

POSTED MAY 23, 2019 3:56 PM
Surplus Lines Insurance Bills Sent to Texas Governor
Two pieces of legislation impacting the surplus lines insurance industry in Texas have been passed by state lawmakers and are headed to the governor’s desk, the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLTX) reported. Both bills, HB 1306 and HB …

POSTED MAY 23, 2019 3:50 PM
Woman Who Claimed Abuse Was Ignored Gets $1.7M
Washington state has agreed to pay $1.7 million to a woman who claimed social workers failed to investigate reports of neglect and sexual abuse three decades ago. The Seattle Times reported a judge signed off on the settlement to the …

POSTED MAY 23, 2019 2:29 PM
Colorado Refocuses Rules on Safety, Won’t Halt Drilling
Colorado officials said that they had no plans to stop energy companies from drilling for oil and gas while regulators overhaul state rules to make health, safety and the environment their top priority. Dan Gibbs, chief of the state Department …

POSTED MAY 23, 2019 2:25 PM
Alaska Air Carrier Suspends Operations After 2nd Crash
An Alaska air carrier involved in two deadly floatplane crashes in a week has voluntarily suspended operations, federal officials said. The halt of flightseeing and commuter flights is in place indefinitely, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The action comes …

POSTED MAY 23, 2019 2:22 PM

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