Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson — a longtime card-carrying member of the Republican party — ripped the GOP for its handling the auto insurance reform measure making its way through Lansing with lightning speed.

Patterson, an advocate for keeping Michigan’s catastrophic fund intact as part of no-fault auto insurance it now stands, made his comments during a “Michigan Matters” taping. (The show airs 11:30 a.m. Sunday on CBS 62).

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Also appearing is Denise Ilitch, CEO of Ilitch Enterprises, and Kelly Rossman-McKinney, CEO of Truscott Rossman.

Ilitch said she was concerned that citizens weren’t being kept apprised of what was involved with the auto insurance reform package and questioned why it was being pushed through the legislature so quickly with no public input.

On other issues, Rossman-McKinney, who worked as a supporter of Proposal 1, which voters will decide May 5, said she had a change of heart and decide to give up the business.

She is no longer supporting Proposal 1 which is a complicated measure that is intended to help repair the state’s roads as well as direct money for education and to municipalities.

They joined Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain and also talked about the impact of longtime community icon A. Alfred Taubman who died last week of a heart attack.

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Mr. Taubman was a force in the Motor City like few others . He has been a leader for Detroit, for stem cell research and many other causes across Michigan and the country.

Mr. Taubman also was a retail pioneer who changed the shopping experience with his malls.

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You can hear the conversation by watching “Michigan Matters” 11:30 a.m. Sunday on CBS 62.