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BISMARCK North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance would receive performance evaluations less often under a bill draft approved Wednesday by state lawmakers.
The legislative Workers Compensation R... Posted on 9/16/10 at 9:16 AM
The Forum’s recent reports by Patrick Springer on the missteps at North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance suggest that reforms favored by the voters a few years ago have gone somewhat unheeded. WSI, the state’s workers’ compensation agency, went through what was supposed to be top-to-bottom soul-searching after it was revealed former administrators violated state law. Following that mini-scandal, the agency was scrutinized by an inattentive Legislature. When little of significance was done to clean up WSI, a measure calling for reforms aimed at making the agency more worker-friendly went to the ballot, and voters easily passed it.
BISMARCK (AP) — A former North Dakota workers’ compensation director has asked a federal judge to review his felony conviction for misspending state funds, claiming county prosecutors used false testimony to get it.
BISMARCK — A prosecutor who won a felony conviction against former North Dakota workers’ compensation director Sandy Blunt did not withhold information from Blunt’s lawyer that might have helped his defense, a judge ruled on Wednesday.
By Dale Wetzel, The Associated Press
, September 16, 2010
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