California Assemblymember Levine’s wildfire budget aims to reduce insurance premiums

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Levine has called for $10 billion to boost defensible space and reduce the cost of coverage. California Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) has announced a $10 billion budget request as Governor Newsome readies for the May budget revision. The revision is expected to show surplus funds that could potentially be greater than $68 billion. Levine wants half of the $10 billion wildfire risk budget to be aimed at home hardening strategy implementation in areas of high wildfire risk. He is also seeking to ensure that insurance premiums can be reduced,…

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California Commissioner Lara places green investment onus on insurance companies

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A new report detailed how insurers have funded fossil fuel companies and the impact it has had. California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara recently released a report and webpage in which he detailed the investments insurance companies have made into fossil fuel. The report and webpage are components of the commissioner’s broader efforts by the Commissioner. Commissioner Lara has used this report on investments into fossil fuels by insurance companies as a part of his broader strategy to protect Californian consumers from the impact of climate change. The state is making…

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How Climate Change Affects the Housing Market

One look at the housing market these days will tell you almost all you need to know about it. Prices are on the rise, interest rates are low, and although hundreds of thousands of people are looking for homes to buy, it’s a seller’s market and pickings are slim. There are plenty of factors that can contribute to this trend from natural economic swings to the COVID-19 pandemic rush to get out of the cities.  Something that many people don’t necessarily consider as a factor that impacts the housing market…

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