The continuing narrative of the GOP both nationally and at the state level will be jobs, jobs, jobs. Whether President Obama can rise to the occasion with his soon to be announced jobs initiative remains to be seen. Jerry Brown unveiled a proposal this week, but that plan already appears mired in controversy:http://www.sacbee.com/2011/08/26/386244 … -plan.html

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As late August torpor sets in, go make yourself a Negroni, put your feet up, fire up Horace Silver on the stereo and treat yourself to some of the latest stats from the good folks over at CWCI, the California Workers’ Compensation Institute. Today CWCI has released a new study on California workers’ compensation temporary

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If you read my last post you may be pouring over the WCIRB’s “rate filing” documents. But you can take the green eyeshades off for a moment. The conventional wisdom is that workers comp costs will remain flat. That’sthe assessment of the Sacramento Bee’s business writer Dale Kasler, who notes in a piece in The

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Today’s rate filing by the WCIRB is a treasure trove of data and graphs on California’s workers’ comp system. All hundreds of pages of it. This “rate filing” is different. Ordered by former Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner and current Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to change the methodology of the pure premium rate process, the WCIRB

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CHWSC has now posted online a report about EAMS, the workers’ compensation electronic case management system. As most stakeholders know, it’s not a happy report. The assessment, done by Renee Taylor Consulting, Inc., identifies many areas which need improvement. Problems with Delotitte’s management of the project and Curam and FileNet software problems are detailed in

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