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41% Down the stretch Compton's challenger sees this race as
the $14 million figure. West Virginia currently is spending $6 million on tobacco prevention, Compton said. She would like to use tobacco settlement money to make up the difference. She doesn't think the Legislature will ever pass a...
Published: Sunday, October 27, 2002
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41% Statewide
No Robert Palmer 1205 Dudley Road, Charleston, WV 25314 Party: Democrat Biographical information: Bachelor's of Business Administration in management information systems, University of Georgia, 1984; I have worked since I obtained my...
Published: Sunday, May 05, 2002
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41% Piano tuners or construction workers ? Labor Ready
those contractors ran up a big debt to Workers' Compensation, then filed for bankruptcy. This year, several coal companies paid more than $56 million to the state as part of a lawsuit settlement over the issue. Smith promised that his...
Published: Sunday, May 19, 2002
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34% $50 million Coal contractor mess
Creek Coal Co. had avoided $47 million in Workers' Comp premiums and interest, the Massey conglomerate had ducked about $40 million, and others evaded lesser sums. Altogether, the state fund that supports injured workers had lost more...
Published: Friday, January 11, 2002
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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
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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
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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
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