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Assembly Severs Costly Civil Liability Changes in Budget

I am pleased that the Assembly Democrats recognized the impact of reversing tort reform laws enacted in the 1990's by removing changes to civil liability in their budget bill. Such changes to civil liability laws as proposed would lead to dramatic increases in insurance premiums for health care consumers, businesses, and local governments. Eliminating these controversial changes is a step in the right direction, and I hope Senate Democrats follow suit. With one-party domination in the State Legislature, it is critical to draw attention and mobilize opposition to provisions that may benefit some political special interests, but raise the cost of living to Wisconsin citizens.