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Senate unlikely to find time for auto no-fault changes

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Plans to change Michigan’s auto no-fault law will likely not make it to the governor’s desk this year. Lawmakers in the state House have been considering taking up the issue – and they still might. But with only days left in this session, the Senate is unlikely to follow suit.

Amber McCann is a spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof.

She says, “It’s…not popping on his radar, I guess is the best way to put it right now. We have some other things that are in the queue above that topic. Not that it’s not a worthwhile one.”

McCann says Meekhof hasn’t been involved in the current effort, so it would be a heavy lift to rally the necessary votes. Michigan has some of the highest auto no-fault rates in the nation. Lawmakers have tried for years to craft a plan to lower rates that can get the necessary votes.

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