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Workers' Compensation

WI: Gov. Signs Legislation to Protect Public Service Workers

Madison, WI (CompNewsNetwork) - Governor Jim Doyle today signed into law two bills that will protect firefighters, police officers and other public service workers and their families. The first bill, Senate Bill 520, requires that municipalities pay health insurance premiums for the families of firefighters who die, or have died, in the line of duty.

"Families of firefighters who have lost their lives shouldn't have to worry about whether or not they're going to be able to pay their health care bills," Governor Doyle said. "This bill ensures that these families are protected when their loved ones make the ultimate sacrifice more