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From our State Capitol in Lansing to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, WKAR is committed to explaining how the actions of lawmakers are affecting Michiganders. Political and government reporter Abigail Censky leads this section. There are also stories from Capitol correspondents Cheyna Roth, Rick Pluta and the Associated Press. As the 2020 presidential race begins, look here for reports on the role Michigan will play in electing or re-electing the president.

Bill Would Allow Police To Take License Plate From Uninsured Drivers

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A state lawmaker says the work on changing Michigan’s no fault auto insurance system isn’t over yet. Major changes to the state’s car insurance system were signed into law this May.

Republican Senator Peter Lucido says the Legislature has brought insurance rate relief to Michigan residents. He said now it’s time to make sure all Michigan residents actually get car insurance.

Lucido introduced a bill that would allow law enforcement to take a vehicle’s license plate if the driver doesn’t have active insurance.

“I want everybody to know, since you told us you couldn’t afford it, and now we’ve made it affordable, you have no more excuses not to buy it," said Lucido.

Lucido also introduced a bill that would create an electronic vehicle insurance verification system for real-time tracking of a car’s insurance status.

Both bills are waiting for a committee hearing.

Before becoming the newest Capitol reporter for Michigan Public Radio Network, Cheyna Roth was an attorney. She spent her days fighting it out in court as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Ionia County.
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