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New NJ Bill Would Make ‘Discriminatory’ Car Insurance Policies Illegal

Emma Lee
New Jersey Senate chambers.

Are car insurance companies discriminating against people of color from low-income neighborhoods by factoring things like credit score and education level into premium rates?

That's what some Democrats in New Jersey think. From the New Jersey Desk, WHYY's Tennyson Donyea has the latest on a bill that would make asking those types of questions on applications illegal.

Read the full story here.

(Original air-date: 12/9/22)

Tennyson Donyéa is an award-winning journalist who joined WHYY in October 2021. He covers politics in New Jersey, a state he has called home for several years. Prior to joining WHYY, Donyéa reported for television and print outlets on both U.S. coasts. Donyéa is the head curator for “Black in Jersey,” a social media brand aiming to engage Black millennials and Gen Zers in the Garden State. In 2016, he graduated from Temple University with a B.A. in media studies and production.