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Bill lowering car insurance levels passes


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A bill designed to lower car insurance rates is headed to Gov. Scott Walker.

The Senate passed the bill on Tuesday. It has already cleared the Assembly and an earlier nearly identical version had also passed the Senate earlier this year.

Insurance would still be mandatory under the Republican bill, but motorists would have to purchase less coverage liability and uninsured drivers.

The bill would wipe out higher minimums Democrats approved in 2009. Republicans maintain those levels have made car insurance more expensive.

Most of the changes took effect in 2010 after more than 20 years of no changes.

The bill would reduce the minimum coverage for liability and uninsured drivers insurance. The changes would take effect six months after Walker signs the bill which he support.

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