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Senate OKs Work Comp Director And Labor Leader Blasts Senate Head

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Sacramento, CA — The state Senate has confirmed Governor Schwarzenegger´s workers´ compensation director despite strong opposition from groups that represent injured workers.

Thursday´s 21 to 10 vote came less than 24 hours after Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata of Oakland cast the deciding vote to get the Republican governor´s appointment of Andrea Hoch out of committee.

A top labor leader accused Perata of abandoning injured workers in exchange for what he called a political deal with Schwarzenegger.

Perata agreed that regulations issued by Hoch had hurt injured workers, but he said she´s only a functionary and that lawmakers needed to negotiate improvements in workers´ compensation benefits with the governor.

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