Could reform of the $3 billion workers compensation system be on the table? An analysis of the players and the factors at play in a Statehouse efforts to reform the system are examined in detail.
“It’s a very complex issue – we’re moving along, but I wouldn’t say we’ve reached any major agreements,” said Rep. Dan Brady, R-Bloomington, told The State Journal-Register.
The most important component in any reform is to preserve workers’ rights, said Illinois AFL-CIO president Michael Carrigan.
“It’s not a Democrat-versus-Republican issue. It’s an intramural issue within both parties,” Illinois Sen. President John Cullerton told the Journal-Register editorial board last month.