Lawmakers have raised questions about Louisiana’s insurance plan

Some Louisiana lawmakers said they are not ready to fund a homeowners insurance reform program backed by Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon, even if Gov. John Bel Edwards. call them to a special meeting in early February.

“I think the House is skeptical of everything,” House Speaker Pro Tempore Tanner Magee, R-Houma, said in an interview Wednesday. “There is absolutely no selling on what (Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon) is proposing as a solution.”

Recently like last weekSenate President Page Cortez, R-Lafayette, and the Edwards administration said it is likely that lawmakers will be called into a special session in February to put $45 million into a stimulus fund for insurance companies. by Donelon. a solution to the state’s insurance deficit.

But in interviews Wednesday and Thursday, many lawmakers said they were not ready to commit the money to a special meeting in February — or when the Legislature convenes for its regular meeting in April. They don’t believe that Donelon’s aggressive program will reduce the state’s insurance problems.

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