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Connecticut Governor Says State Senate Bill Ignores Insurance Industry Concerns

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy sharply criticized the Connecticut Senate for unanimously passing legislation early Friday that creates a new mandate for health insurers, arguing the bill shows a “lack of awareness and blatant disdain for the industry’s expertise.” The …

New York Eyes ‘Textalyzer’ to Combat Distracted Driving

Ben Lieberman just wanted to find out what may have caused the head-on collision that killed his 19-year-old son, Evan, on a highway north of New York City. It took a lawsuit and six months in court to get the …

Delaware Bill to Nix Use of Age, Credit for Auto Premiums Stalls

Legislation to prevent insurers from using age and credit scores in setting automobile insurance rates has stalled amid opposition from industry groups. The bill, tabled in committee Wednesday, prohibits the use of age, marital status, credit scores and income in …

Bill Would Allow Use of Golf Carts to Deliver Packages in Kentucky

Golf carts could become part of package-delivery fleets if a bill advancing in the Kentucky General Assembly becomes law. The measure won passage in the state House on a 61-36 vote after a long debate Wednesday. The proposal now goes …

Maine Lawmaker Wants to Block Car Insurance Hikes Based on Age

A Maine state senator is looking to protect senior citizens in the state from having car insurance rates go up because of their ages. Sen. Bill Diamond, a Windham Democrat, says his bill follows up on insurance giant Progressive’s attempt …

Connecticut Lawmakers Consider Higher Fines for Distracted Driving

Some Connecticut lawmakers want to make it tougher for distracted drivers. The General Assembly’s Transportation Committee is holding a public hearing today on several bills that would increase penalties for texting while driving, distracted driving or using a hand-held telephone …

Kansas Lawmakers Consider Increasing Speed Limit to 80 MPH

Legislative committees are considering bills that would allow the Kansas Department of Transportation to raise the state’s highest speed limit on separated, multiple-lane highways from 75 to 80 miles per hour. The Wichita Eagle reports that lawmakers could decide next …