Calls Governor’s Workers’ Comp Effort an Historic Victory for California

SACRAMENTO ­ Calling Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s efforts to achieve fundamental reform of the state’s broken workers’ compensation system an historic victory for California, the Committee for Workers’ Compensation Reform and Accountability today announced that it will not file with the counties the more than one million signatures it has gathered to place the initiative on the November ballot.

“The Committee was prepared to file our signatures today but thanks to the Legislature our job here is done,” said initiative co-proponent Joel Fox. “Today, workers’ comp reform is a reality because of the Legislature’s overwhelming support and the Governor’s bold leadership.”

“We want to thank the more than one million Californians who signed our petitions because without their support today’s victory would have had to wait until November,” added co-proponent Christopher M. George.