As I sit to write this, I’m aware that a lot of the recent columns are about death. A requiem for the bill to increase permanent disability monies. An obit for California’s vocational rehab. And today, the apparent death of Wilkinson. Wilkinson? Wilkinson was the decades old case (followed by a line of followup cases)

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Standard and Poors has placed California’s credit rating on a watch list. Vendors may have to be paid with IOUs. The knives are out in Sacramento. Who and what get axed, and what remains? A union throws a Hail Mary pass, running ads for higher taxes. Every group demands space in the lifeboat as the

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Standard and Poors has placed California’s credit rating on a watch list. Vendors may have to be paid with IOUs. The knives are out in Sacramento. Who and what get axed, and what remains? A union throws a Hail Mary pass, running ads for higher taxes. Every group demands space in the lifeboat as the

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Sayonara to voc rehab. Workers injured before 1/1/04 who still hoped to avail themselves of vocational retraining, or who had hopes to collect voc rehab maintenance allowance money for times when voc rehab was disputed are out of luck. Today the WCAB issued a unanimous en banc ruling on the VR issue, in its ruling

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Still alive? The possibility of sale of part of SCIF or sale of some of it’s “book of business”? A sale transfer of “loss reserves”? Floated by Schwarzenegger, it’s now been mentioned by Darrell Steinberg as something Senate Democrats may support as part of a solution to the budget crisis. Check out the piece by

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