LETTER: Auto insurance needs addressed

Published 9:36 am Thursday, October 25, 2018

There is no reason Michigan drivers should be paying the highest auto insurance rates in the nation and there is absolutely no reason why our legislators cannot be responsive to this issue.

This November, it’s crucial we send legislators to Lansing who will make reforming this broken system their top priority and that is one of the many reasons I’m voting Kim LaSata for State Senate.

Kim understands that while all Michigan drivers need rate relief, southwest Michigan residents really feel the pinch. Not only do the states we border have lower rates, but car insurance is even more affordable in Illinois. How on earth am I paying more than residents of the crime-ridden city of Chicago?

As State Representative, Kim voted yes for Auto No-Fault reform that would have lowered our rates. While this proposal ultimately failed to gain enough support, Kim has not given up. She has spent time with her colleagues in both the House and Senate to advocate for reform that can pass both chambers. She has proudly supported any reform attempts by her colleagues that would provide actual relief.

I have the utmost faith in Kim LaSata to deliver the auto insurance relief we have been waiting for. Her commitment to get something done has been apparent in both action and word.

Please join me in voting LaSata for State Senate on Nov. 6.

Tony Milliken