Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mo. Senate agrees on worker's compensation

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (MISSOURI DIGITAL NEWS) - Missouri Senators voted to allow Missourians to keep workers' compensation benefits even after they sue third parties.

This bill allows Missourians who suffered injuries from toxic exposure in the workplace to keep all of their workers' compensation money.

The amendment's sponsor, Cape Girardeau Republican Senator Jason Crowell says he is trying to compromise on this bill before it gets to the governor.

"I'm not going to vote to override the Governor if he vetoes, I'm going to give him silent applause and say rock on," Crowell said.

The bill, along with Cowell's amendment, will get a final vote as early as Thursday. 

Andrew Weil, Missouri Digital News


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