A restructuring of Florida's Hurricane Catastrophe Fund proposedby Democrats in the state's House of Representatives may be toobroad in scope to win support from across the aisle.

Towson Fraser, a spokesman for Florida Speaker of the HouseAllen Bense, R-Panama City, said that Republicans in the FloridaHouse are "still looking" at the proposal, which would change howFlorida deals with hurricane damages to a system similar to theNational Flood Insurance Program.

Mr. Fraser did not dispute the idea that some reform isnecessary to better help Florida homeowners find affordableinsurance coverage for hurricanes.

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