WSIA Weekly, 5.8.15
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Greetings from the "Wild World of Workers' Compensation!"
WSIA's 2015 Annual Conference, the "Wild World," wraps up today in the Tri-Cities. It's been an outstanding few days of sun, golf, wine touring, and of course top level networking and professional development. We're so grateful for our attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors for making this such a great conference. If you couldn't make it over, check out #WSIA2015 on social media for some highlights!
WSIA-supported bills signed into law Wednesday
Governor Jay Inslee took action Wednesday on Senate Bill 5510 and Senate Bill 5468, both WSIA-supported legislative priorties. As you've been hearing over the course of the legislative session, SB 5510 creates the "Benefits Accuracy Working Group" at L&I, a business-labor-department collaborative meant to look at solutions to wage calculation problems. SB 5468, among other things, authorizes the Department and self-insurers to develop one-time improvement projects and devote administrative funding to the without having to go through the legislative budgeting process. WSIA lobbyist Christine Brewer joined other supporters at the bill signing for WSIA while we're over at the Annual Conference.