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Muni League Hopes to Compromise on Number of Cancers in Presumption Bill

Friday, March 15, 2019 | 181 | 0 | 65 min read

The Texas Municipal League, which provides workers' compensation coverage for cities across the state, hopes a cancer-presumption bill that lists 23 types of cancers can be whittled down in committee, a league official said Thursday. “Those are the World Trade Center cancers, which are different from fire-related cancers,” said Bennett Sandlin, executive director of the league. House Bill 3996, backed by the Texas State Association of Firefighters, seeks to clarify the state's current presumption bill, which firefighters have said causes too many cancer claims to be d...

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