FEEL BETTER NOW?
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President Bush, Henry Paulson and Congress have cooked up their $300 billion housing rescue package. Perhaps this may help you, or your neighbors (if your lender cooperates and if the numbers still make sense for hanging onto a house rather than walking away from it).
SIX LITTLE WORDS
George Carlin had his 7 words. The 7 words you can't say on television.
Remember what they were?
If Gov. Schwarzenegger has his way with an executive order dropping state worker pay to minimum wage levels during the budget impasse , many Department of Industrial Relations employ
THE CAAA PD SCHEDULE PROPOSAL
My last post covered Tuesday's Oakland hearings on the DWC proposal for a small increase in benefits for permanently disabled workers.
What's the position of the applicant attorneys on the issue? Is CAAA setting forth a proposal of its own?
After all, interest groups
Yesterday the DWC held hearings in Oakland, wrapping up the second day of testimony on its new PDRS proposal.
Looking dutiful but perhaps somewhat bored, DWC Administrative Director Carrie Nevans, DWC Chief of Legislation & Policy Susan Gard, & a DIR staff counsel listened to a st
THE SCHEDULE HEARINGS: ROUND 2
On Tuesday I'll be attending hearings at the Oakland State Building on the proposed revision of the PD rating schedule.
Here's a link to the op-ed piece on the issue that I wrote which ran in today's California Progress Report:
THE PD SCHEDULE HEARINGS: WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Two and a half years.
That's how long it has been since the California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC) recommended that the 2005 permanent disability rating schedule (the 2005 PDRS) be revised (note: I'll provide links to some of these stud
PUT IT ON YOUR SCHEDULE
Whether you're in SoCal or the Redwood Empire, take note of the important public hearings to be held this coming week in Los Angeles and Oakland.
The subject? The Schwarzenegger administration's proposal for adjustments to the permanent disability rating schedule. The proposed a
AIG BLEEDS & BLEEDS
Think the big multinational insurers writing California workers' comp are immune from the current credit meltdown?
Look at today's news about AIG. The insurer may be facing a $7 billion loss this quarter. Potential writedowns over the next several quarters may
The universe's background noise is cosmic background radiation. It's a measurable phenomenon-and a component of the "Big Bang" theory of how it all got started (hold it there: don't go asking me to answer the question "why is there not nothing"; that's beyond
That can be good or bad.
One of my favorite things is being on a summer car trip, rolling into a small town just about anywhere (what a peculiarly American, 20th century endeavor!), finding a Tastee Freez or Dairy Queen. Going for a cone of soft ice cream, askin
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