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No Democratic Votes For No-Fault Reform In State House

A bill to overhaul Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance system will not get a single “yes” vote from Democrats in the state House.

That’s according to Minority Leader Tim Greimel.

The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Jake Neher has more.

Several Republicans have also already come out publicly against the measure. So it’s beginning to look like the bill may not have the support it would need to clear the state House.

Democratic Leader Tim Greimel says the bill is another example of the governor and Republican legislative leaders favoring corporations over middle-class citizens.

   “This time they’re favoring insurance companies over victims of catastrophic accidents,”  he says.

Opponents of the bill say it would leave people who’ve been severely injured in auto accidents without adequate medical coverage.

But the bill’s sponsor says it’s the only way to control the state’s auto insurance costs.

Jake Neher is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He covers the State Legislature and other political events in Lansing.
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