The Legislature And Governors’ Office Come To An Agreement On Workers Compensation
The Schweitzer administration is supporting a deal with republicans to cut workers’ compensation insurance rates, that are widely regarded as too expensive. Labor commissioner Keith Kelly told a Senate Panel they will support a reform measure, from house republicans, with negotiated changes the administration believes will provide needed protections for workers. Montana work comp rates are currently among the highest in the nation. Reducing those rates will have a positive effect on job creation in the state. Bill sponsor, republican representative Scott Reichner says this is a good starting point.