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Wisconsin Senate to take up car insurance bill

MADISON (AP) -- Minimum levels of car insurance that were increased two years ago would drop back down again under a bill up for a vote in the state Senate on Tuesday.

Trial lawyers fought for the changes approved by the Democratic-controlled Legislature two years ago, but Republicans in the majority now are looking to repeal the higher requirements in one of the first bills they pass this year.

Critics blame the new higher standards for higher insurance costs while Democratic backers say there was no evidence that ever happened. Republicans used passage of the law against Democrats in the 2010 election in which the GOP won control of both chambers of the Legislature.

Rep. Gov. Scott Walker supports the changes.

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