LANSING — Yesterday, for the second time in two weeks, a coalition of legislators and community members proposed a series of no-fault auto insurance reforms to address high auto insurance rates in Michigan. In response, state Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township), a member of the House Insurance Committee, issued the following statement:

“As a Michigan driver, and mother of three sons of driving age, I understand well the frustration many have with the outrageous car insurance rates in our state. As a lawmaker, however, I also understand that, when looking for solutions to reduce rates, a great responsibility falls to me and my colleagues to do all we can to address these high costs without subsequently reducing the amount of care auto accident victims can receive. It is encouraging to see so many of us getting involved in finding solutions to address our state’s auto insurance. I am interested in learning more about Mayor Duggan and Speaker Leonard’s proposal, and how it compares to the bipartisan bill package I was proud to join in sponsoring two weeks ago. Moving forward, I am prepared to work with all of my colleagues to find a real solution for drivers in Michigan.”