Michigan Report for Friday, April 24, 2015

Newsmaker Friday: Hune, Meekhof Orchestrate Auto Insurance Reform

Ever since Sen. Joe Hune began his career in the Legislature after being elected to the House in 2002, he has wanted to reform the state's auto no-fault laws, he told Gongwer News Service in an interview. Now, more than a decade later, that vision is coming as close as ever to fruition, and he's not impressed with the opposition.

"It cracks me up for people to whine that this has moved quickly. The discussions have been beyond percolation, beyond mature. We allowed anybody in the Senate committee who wanted to testify to testify. It's just simply a delay tactic," he said of his bills, SB 248* and SB 249*. "I think our citizens deserve a break - they've been paying exorbitant insurance costs in a system that's extremely unique in the only one to mandate this in the country."

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