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In Case You Missed it: No-fault relief in sight. Will Whitmer grab it? In case you missed it, Nolan Finley detailed in the Detroit News how Michigan Republicans have passed an auto Insurance relief package that will slash Michiganders highest in the nation auto insurance bills. However, as Finley points out, Whitmer wants to tie those savings to her scheme to raise the states gas tax by 45-Cents. As Republicans have pointed out trading the highest auto insurance in the nation for the highest gas tax in the nation is not an option. House and Senate Republicans are standing strong but they need your help. Call Governor Whitmer (517-335-7858 ) and tell her to stop playing politics with Auto Insurance Relief. No-fault relief in sight. Will Whitmer grab it? By Nolan Finley, The Detroit News For Michigan motorists hopeful the fast-moving legislation to reform the state's no-fault law will soon give them relief from the nation's most expensive auto insurance premiums, here's a reality check:  No amount of capitulation by Republicans to Democratic concerns is likely to win the signature of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The governor first pledged to veto the reform passed by the Senate last week unless it provided a mandate on insurance companies to lower premiums, removed non-driving considerations such as credit scores and ZIP codes from the rate-setting calculation, and included an option for consumers to continue purchasing policies with unlimited personal injury protection. So when the bill got to the House, Republicans added the premium reduction mandate, banned non-driving risk factors and... More >

MRP Statement on Republican Auto Insurance Reform Victories LANSING, Mich., May 9, 2019–  The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding the passage of Auto Insurance reform bills by both the Michigan State Senate and State House. The bills, which received overwhelming Republican support, are expected to result in massive savings for Michigan residents once reconciled. Currently, Michiganders pay the highest auto insurance rates in the nation. “Today is a huge victory for the people of Michigan. After years of hard work, Republicans in the State legislature have found a solution which will deliver badly needed financial relief to residents across Michigan and drastically slash our highest in the nation auto insurance rates. Governor Whitmer seems determined to keep costs high for drivers whether it's with the highest auto insurance rates in the nation or the highest gas tax in the nation. It's time Governor Whitmer work with the Michigan legislature to make sensible reforms to fix our roads and our auto insurance system." More >

Slotkin’s Hollow PledgeHow Slotkin Shuffles Corporate Money into Campaign LANSING, Mich., May 2, 2019 – Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin pledged that she would not take donations from corporations. However, according to last month’s Federal Election Committee (FEC) disclosure, that pledge rings hollow. Since taking office, Slotkin has received thousands of dollars in corporate cash funneled through Democrat Political Action Committees allowing the Congresswoman to sidestep her pledge.    One such group funding Slotkin, through backdoor channels, is the New Democrat Coalition Action Fund which donated over $12,000 to the Congresswoman in 2019. The group is largely funded through corporate donations, and counts amongst its donors a who’s who of America’s largest corporate interests. This includes big banks, insurance companies, telecom interests, and major Hollywood studios. "I think we have a new game; two degrees of Elissa Slotkin. First, you pick a corporation, then see which Democrat PAC it supports, then see when they donated to Slotkin,” said Laura Cox Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “Congresswoman Slotkin may say she doesn’t take corporate dollars but when you follow the money it’s clear that’s a lie. Her constituents deserve to know the truth about their representative’s hypocrisy, and how she is being funded by the very corporate interests she publicly disavows. When you play two degrees of Elissa Slotkin you find its Michigan voters who lose every time.” More >

In case you missed it, yesterday the Detroit News ran a piece detailing how Dana Nessel has threatened religous freedom during her short tenure as Michigan's Attorney General. Nessel has attacked various religious organizations for exercising their freedom of conscience, and undermined the credibility of her office by refusing to apologize for bigoted remarks aimed at one of the states largest faith groups. It's time that Nessel do her job and stand up for the rights of all Michiganders, including those of faith.  Opinion: Nessel threatens religious freedom The socio-political discourse in society has descended to a point where elected officials are implored to lead by example and use language that helps set the tone for civility and respect for differing beliefs and opinions. Simply stated – words are important. They can inform or inspire, but, conversely, they can also disrupt or instigate. As leaders within our organizations which are informed by sacred principles and values, we share the common concern that those who hold office in Michigan refrain from tearing down or disrespecting others in executing the trusts given to them by residents of the state. Moreover, we hold that in the pursuit of liberty, justice and inclusion no person should be compelled to accept moral standards in their private lives that contravene the faith values to which they subscribe. Relating to these two issues, our mutual constituents hold concerns regarding recent words – and actions –of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. On Feb. 21, Nessel provided an update regarding... More >

MRP Response to Federal Redistricting Decision LANSING, Mich., April 25, 2019 – The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding today’s Federal court decision invalidating the 2011 Michigan apportionment plan.  “The Michigan Republican Party disagrees with the Federal courts decision regarding redistricting, and will support an appeal to uphold the will of Michigan voters.” More >

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In Case You Missed it: No-fault relief in sight. Will Whitmer grab it? In case you missed it, Nolan Finley detailed in the Detroit News how Michigan Republicans have passed an auto Insurance relief package that will slash Michiganders highest in the nation auto insurance bills. However, as Finley points out, Whitmer wants to tie those savings to her scheme to raise the states gas tax by 45-Cents. As Republicans have pointed out trading the highest auto insurance in the nation for the highest gas tax in the nation is not an option. House and Senate Republicans are standing strong but they need your help. Call Governor Whitmer (517-335-7858 ) and tell her to stop playing politics with Auto Insurance Relief. No-fault relief in sight. Will Whitmer grab it? By Nolan Finley, The Detroit News For Michigan motorists hopeful the fast-moving legislation to reform the state's no-fault law will soon give them relief from the nation's most expensive auto insurance premiums, here's a reality check:  No amount of capitulation by Republicans to Democratic concerns is likely to win the signature of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The governor first pledged to veto the reform passed by the Senate last week unless it provided a mandate on insurance companies to lower premiums, removed non-driving considerations such as credit scores and ZIP codes from the rate-setting calculation, and included an option for consumers to continue purchasing policies with unlimited personal injury protection. So when the bill got to the House, Republicans added the premium reduction mandate, banned non-driving risk factors and... More >

MRP Statement on Republican Auto Insurance Reform Victories LANSING, Mich., May 9, 2019–  The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding the passage of Auto Insurance reform bills by both the Michigan State Senate and State House. The bills, which received overwhelming Republican support, are expected to result in massive savings for Michigan residents once reconciled. Currently, Michiganders pay the highest auto insurance rates in the nation. “Today is a huge victory for the people of Michigan. After years of hard work, Republicans in the State legislature have found a solution which will deliver badly needed financial relief to residents across Michigan and drastically slash our highest in the nation auto insurance rates. Governor Whitmer seems determined to keep costs high for drivers whether it's with the highest auto insurance rates in the nation or the highest gas tax in the nation. It's time Governor Whitmer work with the Michigan legislature to make sensible reforms to fix our roads and our auto insurance system." More >

Slotkin’s Hollow PledgeHow Slotkin Shuffles Corporate Money into Campaign LANSING, Mich., May 2, 2019 – Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin pledged that she would not take donations from corporations. However, according to last month’s Federal Election Committee (FEC) disclosure, that pledge rings hollow. Since taking office, Slotkin has received thousands of dollars in corporate cash funneled through Democrat Political Action Committees allowing the Congresswoman to sidestep her pledge.    One such group funding Slotkin, through backdoor channels, is the New Democrat Coalition Action Fund which donated over $12,000 to the Congresswoman in 2019. The group is largely funded through corporate donations, and counts amongst its donors a who’s who of America’s largest corporate interests. This includes big banks, insurance companies, telecom interests, and major Hollywood studios. "I think we have a new game; two degrees of Elissa Slotkin. First, you pick a corporation, then see which Democrat PAC it supports, then see when they donated to Slotkin,” said Laura Cox Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “Congresswoman Slotkin may say she doesn’t take corporate dollars but when you follow the money it’s clear that’s a lie. Her constituents deserve to know the truth about their representative’s hypocrisy, and how she is being funded by the very corporate interests she publicly disavows. When you play two degrees of Elissa Slotkin you find its Michigan voters who lose every time.” More >

In case you missed it, yesterday the Detroit News ran a piece detailing how Dana Nessel has threatened religous freedom during her short tenure as Michigan's Attorney General. Nessel has attacked various religious organizations for exercising their freedom of conscience, and undermined the credibility of her office by refusing to apologize for bigoted remarks aimed at one of the states largest faith groups. It's time that Nessel do her job and stand up for the rights of all Michiganders, including those of faith.  Opinion: Nessel threatens religious freedom The socio-political discourse in society has descended to a point where elected officials are implored to lead by example and use language that helps set the tone for civility and respect for differing beliefs and opinions. Simply stated – words are important. They can inform or inspire, but, conversely, they can also disrupt or instigate. As leaders within our organizations which are informed by sacred principles and values, we share the common concern that those who hold office in Michigan refrain from tearing down or disrespecting others in executing the trusts given to them by residents of the state. Moreover, we hold that in the pursuit of liberty, justice and inclusion no person should be compelled to accept moral standards in their private lives that contravene the faith values to which they subscribe. Relating to these two issues, our mutual constituents hold concerns regarding recent words – and actions –of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. On Feb. 21, Nessel provided an update regarding... More >

MRP Response to Federal Redistricting Decision LANSING, Mich., April 25, 2019 – The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding today’s Federal court decision invalidating the 2011 Michigan apportionment plan.  “The Michigan Republican Party disagrees with the Federal courts decision regarding redistricting, and will support an appeal to uphold the will of Michigan voters.” More >

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