VanderWall talks goals for lame-duck session

November 15, 2018

SCOTTVILLE — Broadband internet for rural families and no-fault automobile insurance reform were two of the main issues that State House Rep. Curt VanderWall discussed with constituents Tuesday morning at Scottville City Hall.

VanderWall, R-Ludington, represents the 101st District and was elected on Tuesday, Nov. 6 to serve as the next 35th District State Senator. But before he leaves his House seat, making room for newcomer Jack O’Malley, VanderWall said there are a few key pieces of legislation he’d like to see passed in the current lame-duck session.

Chief among them is expanding internet access to Michigan’s rural residents.

“I’m really excited about it, and I thought we were going to get it on the floor before last week, and unfortunately we didn’t,” he said. So hopefully when we get back, we’ll get that done… We have been pushing to get broadband into those rural communities for the past two years.”

VanderWall also said he remained focused on changing the state’s existing no-fault insurance policies — something he’s been championing since he first set sights on the 101st in 2016.

Read the full story in Wednesday’s Ludington Daily News print and e-Edition.

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