It was a campaign promise Mayor Mike Duggan boldly made four years ago — to be that leader who would make insurance redlining history — by reducing the high premiums Detroit drivers have been subjected to for many years. At a town hall meeting at that time at Wayne County Community College District, Duggan talked extensively about how he planned to end the financial nightmare that residents were going through because of exorbitant rates. Four years later, and on the eve of his re-election bid, Duggan has defaulted on that promissory note because he and Republican House Speaker Tom Leonard gave Detroiters a bad check in the form of deeply flawed reform legislation. Late Thursday, the state Legislature in Lansing killed the reform bill that was supposed to be a bipartisan effort to address the reduction of rates across the board — not just in Detroit — by a vote. So, for the next four years, Detroiters will be digging deeper into their pockets to pay for auto insurance while their suburban counterparts are paying nearly half of those costs. It was a house in chaos as the majority of the Detroit Democratic delegation in Lansing did not buy into the plan.
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I spent the morning of April 28, , talking to activists on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington, D. The Court's Obergefell v. Hodges decision wouldn't be handed down for nearly two months; on this day, the justices were hearing the case. The plaintiffs were attempting to establish the right of same-sex couples to marry in Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee and Ohio; the marriage-equality activists who surrounded me were hoping the justices would use the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause not to just affirm a right to marriage in all fifty states but also to create a federal precedent under which any number of other rights for LGBT people might be argued for in the future.