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AG Shoots Down Presumption Rule as Political Divide Deepens

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Friday, May 15, 2020 | 1107 | 1 | 69 min read

A spirit of cooperation seen in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic has morphed into hostile fire on the plains of Kansas, and a presumption rule for essential workers appears to be one of the casualties. The Kansas Attorney General this week shot down a rule requested by the state's Democratic governor and drafted by her labor secretary. The rule would have extended a presumption of workers' comp benefits for first responders, health care employees and other essential workers who fall ill or die from the coronavirus. Under Kansas law, which is different from most other state...

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