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Shirkey comments on calls for changes to auto insurance reforms

‘We will not engage in speculative actions that will increase costs for drivers’

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, issued the following statement Monday regarding calls from some interest groups for changes to Michigan’s recently enacted auto insurance reforms:

“As we work toward fully reopening Michigan’s economy, it is critical we avoid any new burdens on family budgets that are already severely strained. As a result, Senate Republicans strongly believe our bipartisan, cost-saving auto insurance reforms should be fully implemented before any changes are considered.

“We will not take up any proposals that would increase costs for drivers, particularly when we lack the data necessary to evaluate such proposals.

“Senate Republicans are committed to regularly reviewing past legislative actions, including the car insurance reforms, once they are fully implemented and objective data has been gathered.

“We do not believe we should engage in speculative actions, particularly when those actions will likely result in added costs for Michiganders.”