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Community Comment: Whitmer's State of the State Address & no-fault auto insurance

Posted: 10:57 AM, Mar 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-01 16:07:35Z
Panel held on Detroit's auto insurance rates

WXYZ DETROIT — Our station editorial on Governor Whitmer’s State of the State Address and reforming no-fault auto insurance prompted a ton of reactions.

James Black asked:

“What about fixing right to work state? Can’t fix roads with unskilled labor.”

Sharon Grossett said:

“I won’t be surprised if the Governor will be asking for higher taxes to fulfill her campaign promises. So glad Republicans have control of the legislature.”

Another viewer writes:

“Fix roads and auto insurance. Don’t wait.”

- Dan Obryan

Mark Arreola said:

“Fix the damn roads, Madam Governor!”

Martin Mark Patrick:

“Don’t forget getting rid of taxing pensions.”

Debbie Hawker:

“Time to eliminate both the no-fault insurance as well as catastrophic injury fund. There are already billions in the fund.”

Nancy Smith:

“Get rid of no-fault, other states have traditional insurance and it’s one-third the cost.”

Sue Fleming-Taylor said:

“I will happily pay for the continuation of lifetime benefits. I’ve witnessed firsthand what families have to go through after a catastrophic accident.”

Linda Moore:

“Provide a rider for lifetime medical for those who want it so those who don’t aren’t paying excessive rates.”

Another viewer offered this suggestion for paying for road fixes:

“Double the “sin” tax, including beer, wine, liquor, all tobacco.” Also, double the fines for traffic violations.”

- Kenny Dempich

Timothy Allen Campbell observed:

“When Henry Ford built the first automobile, it didn’t go fast enough or weigh enough for anyone to be injured or killed in one. Nobody needed car insurance. Cars were safe.”

Well, times have indeed changed. Thanks for writing and watching.

I'm Chuck Stokes, Editorial Director
Broadcast February 28 - March 3, 2019