preparedness en President Obama Signs Flood Insurance Relief Bill Into Law <p>President Barack Obama has signed a new law that will give hundreds of thousands of homeowners living in flood-prone areas relief from big jumps in insurance costs.</p><p>Lawmakers from both parties supported the measure in response to angry homeowners who faced sharp premium hikes after an overhaul of the government's flood insurance program two years ago.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:28:11 +0000 Associated Press 56731 at Hurricane Sales Tax Holiday Set for May 26-27 <p>BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) &mdash; Stocking up on flashlights, batteries and other items to get ready for hurricane season this summer? You might want to wait until May 26 and 27, when the state holds a sales tax holiday for hurricane preparedness items.</p> Mon, 07 May 2012 14:55:03 +0000 The Associated Press 10419 at