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Mercury News, September 11, 2012 ~ Exclusive: California Gov. Jerry Brown tells critics ‘We’ve made a helluva lot of progress’ ~ “On workers’ compensation reforms, approved on the final day of the session with the support of labor and business leaders alike, Brown trumpeted his ability to bring Republicans and Democrats together for lopsided votes in the Legislature. Brown has been credited with closing the deal with personal appeals to legislators in both parties. The deal averted a large premium increase to employers while increasing payouts to injured workers but eliminated coverage for conditions that most commonly lead to lawsuits. ‘This was a real triumph — the first time we’ve got Republicans and Democrats in huge numbers,’ Brown said. ‘That’s work. Did that help Proposition 30? I wasn’t even thinking of Proposition 30. I just knew that workers’ comp needed this reform and this is the most major reform…

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