Whitmer says she’d veto GOP auto insurance bills

May 10, 2019

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she would veto both versions of Republican plans to overhaul the state’s auto insurance system. 

She says House and Senate plans adopted this week don’t do enough to ensure that people are charged rates based on their driving history, and not where they live.

“I’ve been very clear I’m not going to sign a bill that preserves a corrupt system where insurance companies are allowed to unfairly discriminate in setting rates.”

Whitmer says the bills also don’t guarantee permanent and immediate rate rollbacks.

Republican leaders say they agree auto insurance rates in Michigan are too high, and they are ready to bargain in good faith.