California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday that he wants auto insurers to offer more comprehensive coverage in California, which has seen a spike in car accidents since the state adopted a new statewide insurance policy in April.
In his annual state budget, Newsom proposed that auto insurance companies offer more coverage for their cars and for employees, and he also proposed increasing state farm insurance premiums.
California has had one of the highest rates of auto accidents in the nation.
Last year, the rate was nearly eight times higher than the national average, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In addition to raising premiums, Newso said he would also be pushing for a national minimum wage to be higher than what it currently is.
Newsom has long been an advocate for increasing the minimum wage, which is currently $9 an hour.
The California plan will take effect in 2019.