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  •  Are you referring to the BIAW? (4+ / 0-)
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    chipoliwog, markdd, mookins, aliasalias

    The Builders Industry Association of Washington is an industry group that lobbies for industry friendly legislation.  I was not aware they have a Workman's Compensation Insurance plan.  If they do and if they skim from this plan for lobbying purposes, this is radically different from McKenna's proposal to turn the Washington State Workmans Compensation Fund, administered by the Department of Labor and Industries, over to the insurance industry.

    Please explain.

    •  One and the same (1+ / 0-)
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      sja

      Check these out:
      Cash Cow
      Reform

      “that our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry.” Thomas Jefferson

      by markdd on Thu Apr 19, 2012 at 04:28:47 PM PDT

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      •  Thanks for the links, markdd . . (2+ / 0-)
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        markdd, Kitsap River

        This one has no date:
        http://www.retroreform.org/...

        But it looks like a thoroughly researched brief covering the BIAW scam on Washington State Workman's Comp.
        It estimates that BIAW scammed taxpayers for $197 million over the period between 1999 and 2007.

        In 2010, BIAW backed Initiative 1082, which would have institutionalized BIAW's scam of our Workman's Comp system.

        As you know Initiative 1082 was defeated 59% to 41%.

        Am I right in saying that Rob McKenna wants to bring back Initiative 1082?

        If so, Jay should beat McKenna over the head with his retro BIAW scam of Washington State taxpayers and workers injured on the job in Washington State.

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