Illinois House Approves Workers' Comp Reforms

May 31, 2017

The Illinois House has signed off on a workers' compensation measure that Democrats say addresses reforms requested by Gov. Bruce Rauner as part of a budget deal.
 
The measure headed to the Republican governor's desk after the House approved it 64-51 on Wednesday. But Rauner has already indicated that it doesn't go far enough.  
 
The proposal requires insurance companies to get state approval for the rates they charge.
 
House Speaker Michael Madigan issued a statement Wednesday saying the move shows Democrats are willing to take up elements of Rauner's agenda.
 

The Democrat says the House won't vote on a state budget on the last scheduled day of the spring legislative session. He says lawmakers will continue working with Republicans in June.