State Auditor Brian Sonntag has written to the state Department of Labor & Industries in response to concerns that the auditor’s recent review of the workers’ compensation funds had been misinterpreted. We editorialized about the audit last month, expressing concern about the findings.
From Sonntag’s letter to Judy Schurke, L&I director (who also responded to our editorial with an op-ed):
I want to assure you that, in our opinion, the funds currently are financially strong. The Workers’ Compensation System is able to pay claims and should be able to do so for many years. However, our