CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — State lawmakers have been been busy this week debating a proposal that would continue a freeze on what the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association can charge rate payers in some 14 counties along the Texas coast.
For years, representatives from inland districts have been supporting TWIA's efforts to raise its rates and thereby become more financially stable, but state representatives from the coast -- including Rep. Todd Hunter of Corpus Christi -- have been fighting back.
Hunter expressed outrage on the House floor on Thursday.
"Then I have someone coming up here and attacking the coast, saying these rates are okay," Hunter said. "Let me tell you, I get meetings and letters every day saying they can't live here anymore, because of TWIA rates."
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Hunter spoke with 3News via telephone Live at 6 p.m. Friday about TWIA rates.