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Death Benefits Bill Goes to Governor

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Monday, April 9, 2018 | 1577 | 0 | 35 min read

Five years after a deep-red Republican Legislature made cuts to the already-tight workers' compensation benefits in Kansas, worker advocates are celebrating a victory in improved death benefits for dependents. "It's a small victory, but we'll take it," said John Nave, executive vice president of the Kansas AFL-CIO, which lobbied for the legislation all year. "We hope this is the continuation of a blue wave that's spreading across the land." HB 2184 was sent to the governor Thursday after it passed the Senate 35-5 and the House 120-0. If the govern...

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