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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

LANSING — A bipartisan coalition of Michigan legislators introduced a package of bills aimed at reforming the state’s auto insurance system and lowering costs for Michigan residents last week. A plan for Fair and Affordable No Fault Reform, the 15-bill package takes on the high cost of auto insurance by directly addressing the causes of increased costs for Michigan drivers: unprosecuted fraud, high medical reimbursements, system inefficiencies, high litigation rates, and a lack of consumer...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

LANSING — Today, for the second time in two weeks, a coalition of legislators and community leaders proposed a series of no-fault auto insurance reforms to address high auto insurance rates in Michigan. In response, House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) issued the following statement:

“It is a welcome sight to see so many proposals to address the high cost of auto insurance in our state being discussed at the Capitol. I am interested...

Monday, September 18, 2017

LANSING — The Michigan House Democratic Caucus and Michigan Legislative Black Caucus sent letters to the Michigan Civil Service Commission last week that ask commissioners to reject proposed rule changes that would rob state employees of many of their workers’ rights. The Commission will meet Sept. 20 to vote on the changes, which include ending civil servants’ ability to negotiate items such as overtime pay, seniority and grievances.

“Michigan’s hardworking civil servants go to work...

Friday, September 15, 2017

LANSING — Today, a bipartisan group of legislators in the House proposed a set of no-fault reforms that would address high auto insurance rates in Michigan while maintaining quality coverage for drivers. In response, House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) issued the following statement:

“I’m encouraged to see lawmakers from both sides of the aisle working together to find real solutions to the problem of Michigan’s auto insurance rates, which are the highest in...

Monday, August 21, 2017

LANSING — State House and Senate Democrats announced today their plan to stop prescription drug price spikes in Michigan. Almost 60 percent of American adults take prescription drugs, and according to the American Medical Association, drug prices increased 10 percent on average in 2016 — well outpacing inflation and wage growth — while some skyrocketed as much as 5,500 percent. This is the third straight year of double-digit increases in drug prices. Under the House...

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