House Flips Workers' Comp Vote

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Mississippi House members now favor changes to the state's workers' compensation system after
previously voting against them.

House members voted 60-56 Thursday to pass Senate Bill 2576, which would, according to proponents, balance a system that now unfairly
favors workers.

Opponents dispute that, saying the insurance system for paying for on-the-job injuries is balanced now and that the changes would
put too many hurdles between injured workers and payment.

The House had voted down a similar bill 62-52 March 14. But eight members who had voted 'no' or not voted moved into the 'yes' column Thursday.

The bill was amended in the House. It goes back to the Senate for more work.

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