Wednesday, March 23, 2011

ESB 5566 would save L&I $1.2 billion next biennium

The revised fiscal note for ESB 5566 is in and is worth a review because it could save the state and businesses some serious money. First some background. Earlier this year Governor Gregoire kicked off the Session announcing various reforms to both the Unemployment Insurance system and Workers' Compensation. Her efforts were largely applauded by the business community, and mostly opposed by the labor community. Eventually, both sides agreed on some substantial unemployment tax relief and benefit extensions . . . READ MORE


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