Governor Whitmer and GOP leaders have announced a deal to lower auto insurance rates in Michigan.

Our representatives in Lansing, who are not usually in session on Fridays, have reached a deal with the Governor to lower Michigan's auto insurance rates.

A statement released by Governor Whitmer in a news release:

The deal: guarantees rate relief for every Michigan driver; provides a choice in coverage levels; establishes more uniform and structured compensation levels for medical providers; and removes the ability of insurance companies to discriminate based on non-driving factors. I look forward to working with the legislature to pass and sign this important legislation into law.

The Speaker of the House, Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Claklake) also released a statement:

The people we serve are demanding action. For far too long, drivers from Macomb to Menominee and from Kalamazoo to the Keweenaw have been absolutely fed up with paying the nation’s highest car insurance rates. They have been waiting decades for state government leaders to step up and deliver results. Today, that wait is over.

In the most basic terms, the deal will include choices for drivers on what level of insurance they'd like, as well as a fee schedule for any medical costs that should arise.