Klein and Mahoney Support a Federal Cat Fund
Two of Florida's new Democratic Representatives Ron Klein and Tim Mahoney - both of whom defeated Republican incumbents last fall - submitted a proposal to the House last month that would build on this by setting up a federal catastrophe fund where state funds could pool their risks. Perhaps the failure of Representatives Clay Shaw and Mark Foley to take similar action had something to do with their losses to Klein and Mahoney, respectively. Or maybe it had more to do Foley's history of sexually harrassing adolescent boys.
Next time former Senator Fred Thompson is in town and he is asked about a catastrophe fund, he could ask Klein and Mahoney for advice.