Senator makes another attempt at asbestos trust fund

03/28/2007 | PropertyCasualty360

Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., is again trying to pass legislation to create a trust fund for workers injured by asbestos. Spector has inserted a provision into the Senate version of the annual budget resolution barring opponents of the asbestos measure from seeking a budget point of order. Insurers have criticized the asbestos measure as well as requirements calling for them to open their books for assessment of potential liability.

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