Republican Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday he will lobby the General Assembly to mandate paid sick leave at large companies, offering a proposal that puts his stamp on an issue long championed by Democrats.
Hogan said companies with at least 50 employees would be required to offer full-time workers five sick days per year. He said he will introduce his legislation when the Democrat-controlled legislature reconvenes next month.
The plan would allow smaller businesses to get up to $20,000 a year in tax deductions for offering paid sick time. That proposal would cost the state roughly $63 million a year, Hogan aides said.
Advocates for paid sick time welcomed the...