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Senate set to pass car insurance changes


MADISON, Wis. (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.

The measure won preliminary approval from the Assembly last week but a final vote was blocked by Democratic opponents until later this month. The Senate was set to vote on its version Tuesday.

Under the bill, car insurance would still be mandatory but the levels of coverage required would be lower than what was approved by Democrats in 2009. Republican backers say the lower amounts will result in a reduction in costs but Democrats say there's no evidence that premiums have gone up.

Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, supports repealing the increases.

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