Ben Mobley says Karen Weldin-Stewart's call for a hearing on what small businesses think of the 43.5 percent increase is a waste of time.
"If this gets passed on December 1st or if the insurance commissioner approves this rate change, I think it absolutely smashes small business, it will stunt our economic growth, and it will stop job growth as well," he said.
Mobley says a long-term solution is needed to avoid the rate increase.
Weldin-Stewart has not yet returned a call seeking comment.
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