The Real Deal Miami

Ex-lawmaker urges insurance link to housing help

March 06, 2009 11:53AM

Former state senate minority leader Steve Geller, Democrat of Cooper City, wants to link federal homeowner help to lower insurance premiums in the state. Geller, a Broward County attorney seeking a seat on the county commission next year, said Governor Charlie Crist can use his Republican clout to provide support for a national housing bailout, provided it’s linked to national catastrophe insurance that would lower private premiums in the often hurricane-buffeted state.