Not directly on topic for this blog, but this article highlights a big problem at the state level. It might in part account for delays or roadblocks at the state level with respect to needed EM legislation and policies. See: Secretly Buying Access to a Governor
I cannot help but wonder about state governments that push back on policy and regulatory changes needed post -disaster, such as requiring storm shelters and safe rooms in the state of OK and push back by real estate interests re dealing with sea level rise along the east coast.
Update: Be sure to check out the array of comments on this topic.