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Oct. 30, 2006

L&I adds fifth hearing on proposed 2007 workers' compensation rates

TUMWATER —The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has added a fifth public hearing on its proposal to lower workers’ compensation rates by an average of 2 percent next year.

The hearing will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, at L&I’s Tukwila office, 12806 Gateway Dr. L&I also will take testimony at the hearing on changes in the way it calculates employers’ rates.

A final decision on 2007 workers’ compensation rates will be made Nov. 21.

Written comments may be e-mailed to Ronald Moore, Acting Employer Services program manager, at mooa235@LNI.wa.gov or mailed to him at Department of Labor & Industries, P.O. Box 44140, Olympia, WA 98504-4140. Faxed comments should be sent to 360-902-4729. Written comments will be accepted through Nov. 7.

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For media information contact: Robert T. Nelson, 360-902-6043 or nelq235@LNI.wa.gov, or visit the L&I News and Media Center at www.lni.wa.gov/News.

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