Lawmakers to block road bills to force action on insurance rates

Baldwin County lawmakers pledged that other Republicans would join them to block road-building bills in the state Legislature until money is provided to ease insurance problems in Mobile and Baldwin counties.

“Before money is spent on other projects, we’re going to get some help,” state Sen. Trip Pittman, R-Montrose, told a group of more than 200 people gathered Monday night at the Baldwin County Coliseum.

The senator said he wants $40 million to $50 million to fund a proposed captive insurer, or for some other kind of mechanism to lower insurance premiums in coastal areas

Lawmakers tell Baldwin group they’ll block road bills to force action on insurance rates