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MIKE MASTERSON: SJR8 on ballot

Not ‘reform’

By Mike Masterson

This article was published January 21, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Expect to hear plenty about SJR8 in coming months. Nursing home owners and the legislators to whom they contribute handsomely, along with other special interests, will employ advertising campaigns aimed at swaying voters into seriously restricting the amount courts can award victims of injuries, abuse and death.

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23cal says... January 21, 2018 at 7:23 a.m.

I find this surprising as Mike is usually for the right wing agenda, which certainly includes limiting awards or tort reform for the medical profession as a whole. That is one of their big planks for bringing down the cost of medical care.
Credit where due: good article, Mike.

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BoudinMan says... January 21, 2018 at 8:54 a.m.

C'mon< Mike. You should know that tort reform is high on the priority list of repubs. You should know that many right-wingers equate trial lawyers with Satan. You should know that your argument goes against the grain of right-wing philosophy. So why, oh why advance this argument. Do you really favor a stand that actually takes up for the little guy? If so, is this position sustainable for you? We'll see. And well done.

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tahmo54 says... January 22, 2018 at 5:25 a.m.

Boudinman...True conservatives oppose this measure. It’s big government, anti-local control (nothing is more local than a jury), anti-accountability, anti-personal responsibility, and anti-life. The Republicans who voted to put this measure on the ballot are not true conservatives. They are puppets of Walmart, Stephens, Tyson, etc., and they should be voted out of offkce for doing it.

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PopulistMom says... January 22, 2018 at 7:06 a.m.

Thank you, Mike.

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TimberTopper says... January 22, 2018 at 7:51 a.m.

Good one, Mike! Don't forget the Buffalo!

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