Though voices including The Tennessean’s Editorial Page and local attorneys are speaking out against the ridiculous bill from Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam that will revamp (read “gut”) the current workers compensation system, it appears to be progressing through the Republican controlled General Assembly quite nicely. On April 11, 2013, the House passed the bill with only token opposition. Due to some minor changes, it will have to go back to the Senate for a rubber stamp, then on to the governor’s desk.
It will be a sad day in Tennessee’s history when the special interests of corporations and insurance companies win out over the protections that should be afforded to hard-working Tennesseans. One more step in restricting access to the courts.
Chief Credit Officer