For decades, Lansing has tried and failed to reform our broken auto-insurance system. As I ran for my first term in office, this was the number one issue I heard about from the people of our community. After months of negotiations, the Legislature and the Governor passed a historic bipartisan auto-insurance reform law that has already benefited every Michigan driver. When the bill was initially passed, people were rightfully skeptical about receiving the benefits that were promised by supporters of reform. After decades, was this something that was finally going to happen?
Last year, the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association slashed their annual fee by 55%. Before insurance reform passed, you could certainly count on seeing your insurance rates and this fee go up every single year. As the reforms are entering their second year, Michigan drivers will see yet another reduction in the MCCA fee. This time, it’s falling to just $86- the lowest it’s been since 2003. So far, under the bipartisan reforms passed, the MCCA fee has fallen by a total of 61%. A huge savings for drivers who continue to choose unlimited lifetime medical coverage.
The new auto insurance law is continuing to pay dividends to drivers across our state. From once having the highest rates in the nation, Michigan is now starting to be more competitive with our neighboring states. When I first ran for office, the number one issue I heard about from people in our community was the need to reform our broken auto-insurance system. I’m proud to have delivered on a promise I made to Southwest Michigan residents, and I will continue looking for ways to make our reforms even better and bring even more savings to residents of our community.
State Rep. Pauline Wendzel blasted Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s veto of legislation that would have expanded access to rural broadband. Rep. Wendzel, a co-sponsor of House Bill 4210, says that the legislation would have lowered costs for service providers by exempting them from personal property taxes on broadband equipment under certain conditions. The legislation would have […]
Rep. Pauline Wendzel today led the introduction of a plan that would reimburse job providers and individuals for business license fees who were shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic. The measures would allow a wide variety of occupations to seek prorated fee reimbursements if a business was closed because of a state mandate and suffered […]
Over the last two weeks, my team and I have knocked on hundreds of doors throughout our community, talking to our friends and neighbors – the people I have the honor of serving. As I’ve spoken with them about the issues that matter most to them, one of the most topical conversations that have come […]
By: State Rep. Pauline Wendzel Now that legislation is introduced and moving, work in our committees has begun to ramp up to pre-covid levels. As your state representative, I wanted to provide a mile-high overview of what I’m doing on your behalf in Lansing. My first bill of the new term was in partnership with […]