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 Post subject: PA state house passes black lung benefit bill
PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:10 pm 
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House passes Belfanti’s black lung benefit bill

The Shamokin News-Item
Tuesday, October 7, 2008

HARRISBURG — The state House of Representatives has passed legislation introduced by state Rep. Robert E. Belfanti Jr. that would increase workers’ compensation payments to former coal miners suffering from black lung and similar diseases.

“It’s been almost 30 years since the state has adjusted the benefit amount that hundreds of miners are still receiving for the life-altering and life-threatening black lung diseases they developed while helping to mine anthracite in Pennsylvania,â€

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