In national news:

Ten Democratic Congressmen have issued an open letter to U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez regarding what they deem a “pattern of detrimental changes in state workers’ compensation laws.” The lawmakers reference the series of critical ProPublica/NPR articles on the state of workers’ compensation benefit reforms and received a response from the Department promising attention to the matter. The letter is signed by Bernie Sanders, the Democratic presidential hopeful and ranking minority member of the Senate Budget Committee; Patty Murray, D-Wash., the ranking member of the Senate Labor Committee; Bobby Scott, D-Va., the ranking member of the House Workforce Committee; and seven other senior Democrats on House and Senate Budget, Finance, Employment, Workforce, Ways and Means, and Social Security committees.

Read more from NPR here. Read the letter here.


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