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Rauner speaks on workers’ compensation reform

As reported by Doug Finke of the Springfield State Journal-Register, in a speech at the University of Chicago last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner provided what he said was a preview of his upcoming State of the State speech.

Rauner ticked off a list of issues the state must address, including workers’ compensation reform. “This is about competitiveness,” Rauner said. “Workers’ compensation is a big issue, especially in manufacturing, construction, transportation. We are in the bottom 10 states. Why can’t we be at least average?”

The governor has not yet outlined what he proposes to do to lower those costs.

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