State lawmakers should approve a workers’ compensation reform bill to lessen expected future increases in taxes.
The state workers’ compensation reform, Senate Bill 5127, was passed by the Senate 30-19 and hung up in the House. It needs to pass in this session.
The Legislature passed a workers’ compensation bill in 2011. The law allows certain disabled workers to choose a payout of cash rather than a lifetime disability pension.
Cash settlements save money for the disability fund, lessen tax increases on employers and make Washington a more attractive state in which to invest. Read more…