In neighboring news:

In light of a recently announced possible 9.3 percent rate decline for workers’ comp in Florida, the urgency of lawmakers to reform the system there has declined in turn. The proposed reduction filed by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) presents a hurdle for business lobbyists and special interests who have warned lawmakers for more than a year that a pair of 2016 Florida Supreme Court rulings would drive rates so high that employers would be forced to slash jobs. That has, in fact, not occurred.

Read more about the debate from the Orlando Sentinel here.

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