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Flooded by tricky language, leaders

April 21, 2014
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

In a recent column (Parkersburg News and Sentinel, March 30) the executive editor of the Wheeling Intelligencer (owned by the same company that owns the Parkersburg News and Marietta Times) suggested the Obama administration deceived a huge bipartisan majority of Congress into signing a bill (which they wrote) reducing tax subsidies for flood insurance. Prompted in part by costs of coastal flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency claimed the bill would "allow rates to rise to reflect true flood risks" in all flood prone areas.



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