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Regional airport consultants, contractors subject of suits
- $2.1 million cost. The jury verdict, upheld by the state Supreme Court, determined the Earth Tech subsidiary owed nearly $2 million of that total. Earth Tech is using Hammer-Siler-George Associates of Silver Spring, Md., as a specialist...
Published: Sunday, January 13, 2002
PEIA benefits will not shrink, director stresses
- costs. Susman said the idea of a smaller reserve fund "gave him heartburn." He noted that each percent of the plan amounts to $5 million in costs, so projections that are off by just 2 percent or 3 percent could have serious financial...
Published: Wednesday, November 27, 2002
Mercer County wishes big for development grants Sewer
- lottery income. Mercer County's leaders didn't stop there. Its development authority is asking for $40 million to dam part of the Bluestone River and build a 500-acre lake for recreation. That project has generated opposition from homeowners...
Published: Tuesday, July 09, 2002
Legislators want to know status of comp debt
- Cecil Underwood's final year in office. That number was boosted in November in a BEP report to $1.87 billion after a review found $210 million worth of miscalculations of disability awards and fatal injury claims. Still, the debt total...
Published: Monday, June 17, 2002
Workers' Comp deficit remains anyone's guess Even BEP
- The majority of Second Injury Fund awards went to coal miners. Since their current employers were charged only a small fraction of the total PTD award, most employers never challenged these awards. Other costs at BEP also continue to...
Published: Sunday, May 19, 2002
Steer money toward schools, lawyer says Hedges: Aid
- slash important courses and electives that students need for college. Hedges also has recommended that the state steer tobacco settlement money to education. Earlier Friday, Recht criticized legislative leaders who have called on the...
Published: Saturday, April 20, 2002
A sprint to the finish Teachers to receive average of
- get a ruling from the court. The Senate had passed a bill to authorize the sale of $590 million in bonds to take a lump sum payment up front on the state's $1.9 billion national tobacco settlement payments. Both the pension bonds and...
Published: Sunday, March 10, 2002
Where bills stand
- committees s STATE EMPLOYEE SALARY INCREMENTS (HB4009, SB115): Eliminating 20-year service cap on incremental salary hikes to state workers. Pending in the House Finance Committee and Senate Government Organization Committee s COAL...
Published: Sunday, February 10, 2002
Labor won't require employers to decrease on-the-job injury
- than a year ago. Those rules would have required employers to make changes to work stations and in some cases compensate injured workers. OSHA said the rules would have cost businesses about $4.5 billion to comply, but would have meant...
Published: Saturday, April 06, 2002
- somewhere in the future they might contract asbestos-related cancer. Walter Dellinger, the former Clinton administration solicitor general who filed the plea asking the Supreme Court to intervene, predicted more such frivolous awards...
Published: Sunday, September 22, 2002