Brown Vetoes Two Workers’ Compensation Bills
On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoed two bills (AB 2052, AB 2378) that would have expanded a state list of public safety workers who suffer work-related illnesses or injuries and ensured that firefighters and police officers could receive regular, reduced workers' compensation benefits for two years after they have used their full-time injury leave benefits. In his veto message, Brown said there is no evidence that public safety workers require more time to recover than other injured employees.
- "Gov. Brown Blocks Expansion of Injury Leaves for Emergency Workers" (Dolan, Los Angeles Times, 10/1).