$38 million OKd for bridge victims

From Times Wire Reports

State lawmakers reached agreement on a $38-million compensation package for victims of a deadly bridge collapse, culminating months of work to provide relief beyond the state's legal liability.

The deal struck in a joint committee of the House and Senate will offer everyone who was on the bridge up to $400,000, with an additional $12.6-million pool for the people who suffered the most severe injuries and losses. Thirteen people died in the Aug. 1 collapse, and 145 were hurt.

The package is expected to be approved by the Legislature on Monday.

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