Politics & Government

April 11, 2011

N.C. bill aims to cap workers' compensation

When a coalition of business groups led by the powerful N.C. Chamber launched an assault on workers' compensation benefits six years ago, trial lawyers and organized labor turned back the attack with a grass-roots lobbying effort. This year the business groups are taking another run at the system they love to hate with the help of a not-so-secret weapon — both the state Senate and House are controlled by Republicans for the first time in more than a century.

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