Centrist Democrats Â in the Washington State Senate Â (the Road Kill Caucus) have joined with Republicans to sponsor and support SB 2109 (â€œReforming workersâ€™ compensation through authorization of voluntary settlements and creation of a return-to-work subsidy program.â€)
The bill is strongly opposed by Labor and other Democratic groups. Â The article Workers compensation bill SB5566: a step towards Wisconsin? describes a very similar bill ESB 5566.
The Road Kill Caucus of centrist WA Dems regularly votes with Republicans to thwart Democratic-valued legislation in the State Senate, mostly on fiscal and labor issues.
Does anyone know about the issues surrounding the Operating Budget mentioned in Legislative issues action and reproduced here:
STATUS: House to Senate negotiating
WHAT TO DO: Ask House leaders NOT to follow Senateâ€™s leadership.
Contact Ways and Means Chairman Ross Hunter, D-Medina, email@example.com
and Speaker of the House Frank Chopp, D-Seattle, firstname.lastname@example.org