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  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018

    Press Release on TWIA Insurance Rate Hike

    For Immediate Release

    Contact: Ware Wendell, Executive Director, Texas Watch (512-381-1111)

     

    Over the objections of coastal lawmakers, the TWIA Board voted today to raise residential and commercial property insurance rates by 10 percent.

    Executive Director Ware Wendell released the following statement:

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