Raul Torres likes to say he works to stop higher taxes.
Unfortunately, he has no
problem with higher windstorm insurance rates. On the House Insurance Committee, Torres
voted for a bill that included a 15% rate increase for most of Nueces County.3 The Chamber
of Commerce called it a “bad bill,”4 but Torres voted for it anyway. State Representative Todd
Hunter removed the rate increase on the House floor,5 but Torres didn’t show up to vote.6.
3. (House Committee on Insurance, Committee minutes, HB 272, April 12, 2011.)
4. (Corpus Christi Caller-Times, “Discriminatory windstorm bill,” May 26, 2011.)
5. (Corpus Christi Caller-Times, “Windstorm insurance reform appears to have stalled in Texas Legislature,” May 27, 2011.)
6. (Vote Record No. 965, House Journal, May 11, 2011.)