Workers give, business gets in Legislature

Commentary | May 25, 2011 | By John Burbank | Everett Herald

You'd be hard pressed to find a better example of "kick-'em when they're down" politics this year than the workers' compensation legislation rushed through Olympia on Monday. By the governor's own estimate, the bill will take about $1 billion that injured workers would have received over the next five years and give it to their employers instead.

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