News Digest 5-19-2022


Illinois Policy: Union power grab could make bad business climate worse

Illinois’ business climate already ranks 36th in the U.S., but that is 10 spots lower than it was a decade ago while neighboring states are all on the upswing of the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index. If voters agree in November to enshrining public union power in the Illinois Constitution, expect more businesses and employees to leave, argues Illinois Policy.


Insurers ask for rate hikes in virtual hearings with Florida OIR

Three insurance companies asked for increases in virtual hearings with Florida’s Office of Insurance Regulation Tuesday. The Insurance Information Institute reportedly has pinpointed two causes for rate hikes: rampant roof replacement fraud schemes, and runaway litigation filed against insurers. CBS Miami


Radiation poisoning may have caused death of Honolulu city employee

Multiple investigations are underway to determine if a 55-year-old tire repair employee working for the city of Honolulu died of radiation poisoning. Records reportedly indicate the employee was possibly exposed to radiation while working on a truck in late 2021. People close to the employee say he lost close to 100 pounds and was hospitalized multiple times, complaining of numbness to his upper body and face, dizziness, nausea, and loss of taste. Hawaii News Now


6 recent hospital lawsuits, settlements

Here are some of the latest hospital lawsuits and settlements making headlines. Becker’s Hospital Review