Paid sick leave

Item No. 1 on the agenda for both legal and political reasons is the push to override Governor Hogan’s veto of a measure requiring most companies to provide their employees with the chance to earn paid sick leave. The vote will come early because the state constitution says that if legislators want to override a veto, they have to do it immediately after they return to session, but it will also mark a quick opportunity for Democrats to highlight the Republican governor’s opposition to a policy they’re betting voters will favor. The complication here is that Governor Hogan actually supports mandatory paid sick leave — just not the version Democrats approved. He put in his own bill last year, and he’s got a revised version he plans to introduce this year.

Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun
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