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Democratic Victories May Bring 'Incremental' Changes for Workers' Comp

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 763 | 0 | 83 min read

A blue wave that swept through Kentucky and Virginia on Tuesday has given Democrats more control over those states' workers' compensation systems and could result in at least some changes in judges, a cancer presumption law and new retaliation prohibitions. In formerly deep-red Kentucky, Democrat Andy Beshear toppled firebrand Republican incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin. But changes in Kentucky's system may prove to be only incremental because the governor-elect still faces a Republican supermajority in both houses of the legislature. The real impact may play out over...

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