Last month the North Carolina legislature passed a bill aimed at workers’ compensation reform. One controversial part to the bill had media leaders and open records activists calling for Gov. Perdue to veto it. According to an article in the Charlotte Observer, the bill restricts public access to the information provided to the Industrial Commission by the Rate Bureau. That means employees would not be able to view Industrial Commission records to see if their employer has workers’ compensation insurance. This week, Gov. Perdue seemingly ignored the media’s request by signing this bill, HB237, into law. For more information on the passing of this bill, click here.