October 12, 2012 12:00 AM

Workers’ comp reforms help, but state monopoly remains unsound

The recent announcement by the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) that average workers’ compensation taxes will not increase in 2013 is good news for businesses in today’s tough economy. Unfortu-nately, that good news is a temporary reprieve. The current monopoly system is failing, and a 40 percent tax hike is set to begin in 2014.

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