Created on Thursday, 30 May 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Directors of Ohio's insurance fund for injured workers are nearing a vote on Gov. John Kasich's proposal to send $1 billion in cash rebates to businesses, local governments and schools.
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation board scheduled a vote Thursday.
About 210,000 businesses and public employers would see one-time rebates in June or July under the plan out of the bureau's $8.3 billion asset pool. Checks would range from $5 to more than $3 million.
Kasich says solid investments made the rebates possible.
The coalition Pay Us Back Ohio BWC represents about 270,000 mostly small-business owners who won an $860 million decision against the bureau in March for repayment of overcharges. The group says it favors the so-called Billion Back. A spokesman said its members will benefit.