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Paid sick leave fails in Prince George’s; council wants to wait for state to act

A proposal to mandate paid sick leave died in a Prince George’s County Council committee Tuesday after an emotional debate that pitted the needs of workers against what officials described as the county’s fragile economic health.

While proponents of the bill stressed the importance of paid time off, especially for low-wage employees who are ill or have children who are sick, opponents said the benefit — already on the books in neighboring Montgomery County and the District — would place an undue burden on business owners.

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