Rep. Alexander: Sunshine Week best time to get involved in reforming car insurance

Categories: Alexander News

House website provides latest news, meeting times and public interaction

As part of Sunshine Week in Michigan, state Rep. Julie Alexander encourages Jackson County residents to visit the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates website. Those interested can be a part of the governmental process by staying informed and getting involved with modifications to the state’s no-fault car insurance system.

The committee recently launched www.ReduceMiRatesNow.com, allowing drivers to have their voices heard by submitting their own reform ideas and stories of how they are hurt by the nation’s highest car insurance rates. Since the website rollout, over 800 Michigan motorists have offered their input to help the committee craft future solutions.

“This is an excellent opportunity for Jackson-area residents to get involved in state government, and provide critical input to help reduce car insurance rates for all drivers across the state,” said Alexander, of Hanover. “The Legislature wants to deliver a meaningful solution that best serves the interest of Michigan drivers. The only way we can do that is by hearing from the very people affected by the state’s highest-in-the-nation car insurance rates.”

The committee website includes a news tab allowing residents to keep informed with developments and committee meeting schedules. Ideas submitted by motorists will go directly to the committee, assuring every submission is considered.

“We want to make sure this process is transparent and easy to understand. The Michigan House needs to be held accountable to over 90 percent of drivers demanding long-overdue meaningful change,” Alexander said. “We are going to get auto insurance reforms right with drivers at our side throughout the process.”

Alexander also encourages residents to “like” the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ReduceMiRatesNow/ as another means to follow the latest news regarding the committee.