A pair of California pro-business groups focused on workers’ compensation last month hailed Gov. Jerry Brown’s record on handling legislation sent to him this year.
The California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation and the Workers’ Compensation Action Network webinar, titled “2011 Report Card and 2012 Forecast,” states Brown’s record on vetoes versus his bills signed on workers’ comp was “perfect.”
“In our opinion, he batted 1,000,” said Jason Schmelzer, a legislative advocate for CCWC. “Frankly it displayed some bravery we can appreciate.”
The groups listed about a dozen pieces of workers’ comp-related legislation that reached Brown’s desk that they wanted him to sign, and those bills they wished him to veto.
And based on the messages sent by the governor and his staff along with those vetoes, “reforms are coming, broad reforms,” Schmelzer added.