Second Injury Fund at risk for Insolvency
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Second Injury Fund at risk for Insolvency

Date: April 25, 2007
By: Amy Becker
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: State Auditor Susan Montee held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the future of the Second Injury Fund.

Amy Becker has more from the State Capitol.

Republican Party spokesman Paul Sloca criticized Montee, saying her press conference was white wash and that Montee was covering up for Attorney General Jay Nixon's mistakes.

Sloca says Nixon abused the program by using it for all the wrong reasons.

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Description: Obviously, he has allowed this fund to be used by his contributers who are trial attornies, to make his contributors rich.


 

The Fund is at risk of becoming insolvent in 2008, as of right now the State Auditor is asking for corrective action to save the program and its participants.

From Jefferson City, I'm Amy Becker.

The Missouri Second Injury fund is at risk of becoming insolvent in 2008, leaving hundreds of disability fund recipients without payment.

Amy Becker has more from Jefferson City.

State Auditor Susan Montee held a press conference Wednesday to address the issue of the diminishing Second Injury Fund, asking for corrective action to be taken.

Republican Party Spokesman Paul Sloca criticized Montee, saying she was trying to protect Attorney General Jay Nixon for his mistakes while focusing on benefiting political allies.

Sloca says the main issue between the parties involved is a conflict of interest.

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Description: Susan Montee herself is a trial attorney and her husband has been involved in workmen's compensation cases involving the second injury fund.

Sloca says the lack of funds could be a result of trial attorneys being paid out of the fund.

From the state Capitol, I'm Amy Becker.