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Montana workers' comp overhaul gets green light


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Montana workers' comp overhaul gets green light


Associated Press Writer

HELENA — A proposed workers' compensation overhaul hammered out by business and labor is going to the full Legislature, despite stiff opposition from the equally powerful trial lawyers and doctors groups.

A legislative committee tasked with fixing an expensive system unanimously approved the plan Thursday, sending it to lawmakers who meet in January. Fixing a worker's comp system that has become one of the most expensive in the nation has been a political quagmire.

The proposal promises to lower costs...

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