JFC unanimously rejects Walker’s self-insurance plan

The Joint Finance Committee today unanimously shot down Gov. Scott Walker's plan to self-insure state workers, putting an end for now to an effort the Walker administration has studied for years.
The committee rejected Walker's plan on a bipartisan 16-0 vote, with lawmakers again questioning the guv's saving projections and saying the move would be too risky. The committee also approved a motion finding $63.9 million in savings in several ways, partly through using reserves and through negotiated savings with insurers.
Increasing employee contributions is also an option, though total increases...

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