A proposed bill that would raise worker’s compensation rates by as much as 19% has been rejected by Governor Patrick Deval’s administration. This decision came after a 5-month public comment hearing process.

The Boston Business Journal reports that the Workers’ Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau failed to make the case for increasing rates, and the measure was opposed by the state’s Attorney General’s office, that cited that “the industry’s proposal was based on inflated loss trends, unreasonable expense projections and a provision that grossly underestimated the amount of money the insurers would make on premium investments.”

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