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Last-Minute Amendment Keeps Some Records Open

Friday, July 6, 2012 | 0

By Heather Scofield, reporter.A last-minute compromise was reached late Tuesday to appease opponents of a legislative bill that Gov. Bev Purdue signed into law last weekend.The bill aims to help state officials crack down on the some 30,000 employers in the state said to be operating without workers' compensation insurance. House Bill 237 was widely supported after its introduction this year and it easily passed the legislature on June 21. But the measure became controversial as some state lawmakers and news outlets realized in the 11th hour the bill would close public access to the kind o...

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