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Sen. Mary Lazich: Auto insurance is going up, and here's why
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Auto insurance ratepayers in Wisconsin are learning about an increase in their premiums and they are not pleased.Drivers are starting to understand the direct impact of the 2009-11 state budget, a document composed and approved by legislative Democrats and Gov. Jim Doyle. The current state budget is costing motorists much higher premiums due to government provisions in the state budget mandating changes to your auto insurance.A Democrat leader in the state Assembly tried to put the blame on insurance companies in a letter to a constituent dated Oct. 7, that reads, in part, "Recently, some members of the insurance industry are trying to pass the buck for increasing rates on their customers, blaming rate increases on the state budget passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov.