Chair Wentworth leads House vote to make car insurance more affordable in Michigan

House approves landmark legislation after decades of gridlock State Rep. Jason Wentworth of Clare – who leads the special House committee tasked with lowering car insurance rates in Michigan – this week joined colleagues in approving a historic plan to provide rate relief for drivers across the state. The House-approved plan lowers rates by giving…

Wentworth: New law safeguards due process rights of all Michigan residents

Conviction will soon be required before civil asset forfeiture is initiated A civil asset forfeiture reform plan spearheaded by state Rep. Jason Wentworth was signed into law today, strengthening the due process rights of all Michigan residents. Prior to these reforms, Wentworth said law enforcement agencies throughout Michigan could take and keep property from individuals…

Speaker Chatfield, Chairman Wentworth respond to House approval of car insurance reform

Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield and state Rep. Jason Wentworth, chair of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates, today issued the following statements in response to the Michigan House approving no-fault car insurance reform: Speaker Chatfield: “This has been a top priority for the House of Representatives, because it is a…

Chairman Wentworth responds to Senate car insurance plan

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, chair of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates, today issued the following statement in response to the Michigan Senate approving no-fault car insurance reform: “I appreciate our partners in the Senate making progress toward fixing our state’s broken no-fault car insurance system. The Michigan House shares this priority,…

Rep. Wentworth announces school safety grant

State Rep. Jason Wentworth of Farwell announced today that Farwell Area Schools will receive over $102,000 and Beaverton Rural Schools will receive over $88,000 to bolster safety in each school as part of the Competitive School Safety Grant Program. “The greatest resources we have are our children and young people,” Wentworth said.  “We must continue…

Chairman Wentworth issues statement after latest MCCA rate hike

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, chair of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates, today issued the following statement criticizing the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association for raising the per-insured-vehicle assessment to $220 for the 2019-2020 period (from the current $192): “This is aggravating news for the more than 7 million Michigan drivers already paying…

Rep. Wentworth: People deserve complete transparency from state government

State Rep. Jason Wentworth today voted to approve a bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan. Wentworth, of Clare, said the House unanimously approved the multi-bill proposal. “Michigan families deserve a transparent and accessible government and that is what this package delivers,” Wentworth said. “There’s no room in an…

Rep. Wentworth: Michigan House approves critical civil asset forfeiture reforms

Bipartisan plan protects due process rights of residents A bipartisan solution to improve the civil asset forfeiture process and better protect the due process rights of all Michigan residents was overwhelmingly approved today by the Michigan House. Reps. Jason Wentworth (R-Clare) and David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids) sponsored the plan, which requires a criminal conviction before…

Wentworth unveils website for car insurance reform efforts

Site will provide latest news, meeting times and public interaction   State Rep. Jason Wentworth, chair of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates, today announced the creation of a special website to keep people informed about the committee’s progress and give Michigan drivers a chance to get their voices heard. The House…

Wentworth tapped to lead new House special committee

Temporary panel to be centered on auto insurance reform State Rep. Jason Wentworth today was appointed by Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield to chair a new committee specifically tasked with crafting a lasting solution to the state’s highest-in-the-nation car insurance premiums – offering affordability for all Michigan drivers. The temporary House special committee will…

Historic 100th Michigan Legislature can deliver historic car insurance reform

By state Rep. Jason Wentworth of Clare As the automotive capital of the world, there’s simply no excuse for having the highest average car insurance premiums in the nation. After decades of climbing costs caused by Michigan’s failed no-fault car insurance system, drivers across the state are not only demanding reforms, they deserve them. For…