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Saturday, September 1, 2012

California Takes an Austerity Axe to Workers Compensation

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Governor Jerry Brown
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Tonight the California Legislature took an axe to its ailing workers' compensation system, as part of major election year austerity measures. Targeting both medical and legal costs of operating the program, at the encouragement of Governor Jerry Brown,  Democratic legislators pushed through changes (SB863) with little public discussion.

Click here to read: California Lawmakers Overhaul Workplace Insurance (Reuters)