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33% WORKERS COMP: AN ANALYSIS 'Nobody knows how much debt'
fund should be privatized, as it is in many states. Others suggest the long-term deficit might be financed by selling bonds. But no one can predict the scope of new financial debts. In May, Smith said, "The current trend on permanent...
Published: Sunday, June 23, 2002
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33% Perdue to pay millions in back wages
an Oct. 17 hearing. The plaintiffs' lawyers are seeking about $3 million of the settlement for fees and expenses, leaving about $7 million for the workers. "We're glad that workers are getting what they deserve," said Jill Cashen, a...
Published: Friday, August 09, 2002
Words: 289

33% Workers' Comp, budget woes, malpractice await Legislature
Compensation unfunded liability. Warner said he is suspicious that reports indicating the unfunded liability in Workers' Comp is some $600 million larger than previous estimates came out only after the November general election. "I...
Published: Tuesday, December 03, 2002
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33% Trash Rule rewrite absurd
catered in just about every way he could to coal corporations. He tried to stop workers' comp lawsuits against coal companies - suits that have since won almost $60 million in settlements for the state. He hired industry executives...
Published: Wednesday, May 01, 2002
Words: 479

33% Readers' forum
much more must we let out-of-state corporations steal from us? Massey Energy and Island Creek Coal owe the state $30.2 million for workers' comp premiums. My opinion is that no matter who the subcontractors were, the corporations were...
Published: Wednesday, January 16, 2002
Words: 500

33% Sadly, state saw little progress in '90s
decided to try being business-friendly by giving away $200 million to various economic development efforts. Frankly, that money probably would have been better spent paying down the workers' comp debt or part of the $4 billion in unfunded...
Published: Friday, May 31, 2002
Words: 736

33% Job bias suit settled for $47 million
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - A judge approved a $47 million settlement Friday for thousands of women who claim they were unfairly denied or driven out of jobs with the nation's largest operator of rent-to-own stores. Rent-A-Center Inc. also...
Published: Sunday, October 06, 2002
Words: 203

33% Readers' forum
Coal, Big Business or politics. Overweight coal trucks, illegal workers' comp settlements? Though he was convicted of stealing many millions from this state (and got to keep well over a million, too), [former Gov.] Arch Moore's triple-bigger-than-lif...
Published: Friday, February 01, 2002
Words: 603

32% Comp premiums may need to rise
off the deficit. The amount varies among the classes of employers. The deficit allocation for the current year started out at $155 million, he said. If revenue could be found to offset half of the deficit allocation, that would reduce...
Published: Wednesday, June 05, 2002
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32% $56.6 million State regains money
and agreed to pay $48.2 million to the state. This week, four more companies coughed up $8.4 million, bringing the recovery to $56.6 million so far. Negotiations are proceeding with other firms. Hurrah. We hope the recovery total eventually...
Published: Saturday, April 13, 2002
Words: 304

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