R.J. Lehmann on the Florida Legislature and Hurricane Ian

Politico – ICLE Editor-in-Chief R.J. Lehmann was quoted by the Politico in a story about how Florida lawmakers prepared for a storm like Hurricane Ian. You can read full story here.

Tampa-area developers are assessing plans to build affordable housing right in the middle of the 100-year floodplain, which means an area has a 1-percent annual chance of flooding — though climate change is scrambling that probability, said R.J. Lehmann, the St. Petersburg, Fla.-based editor-in-chief of the International Center for Law and Economics, where he focuses on insurance.

…“Rather than address insurance, the priority of the legislature was to engage in all sorts of culture war issues — because apparently being mean to trans kids was more important,” Lehmann said.