California's broken workers comp system is making companies consider pulling up stakes
By Russ Banham|November 01, 2003 at 07:00 PM
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Arnold Schwarzenegger hadn’t even taken the oath of office as California’s new governor when he huddled with the state’s insurance commissioner to craft a battle strategy for leading a top-to-bottom overhaul of California’s troubled workers compensation system. And less than a week after becoming governor, he had already called a special session of the state legislature with the express purpose of scrutinizing the befuddled system. “Businesses cannot create jobs when they are burdened with the enormous weight of this dysfunctional system,” Commissioner John Garamendi asserted. “The Governor-elect and I are in very close agreement on that.”
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