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Paid Sick Leave Bills “Dead in the Water,” Hogan Says, Promising Veto

The paid sick leave bills making their way through the legislature “are dead on arrival” if they reach his desk, Gov. Larry Hogan declared Wednesday. He promised reporters “I will veto them immediately” because they have the potential to kill thousands of jobs and “are disastrous for our economy.”

He called the legislation that has passed the House and a Senate version likely to pass this week partisan attempts “to put points on the board and use them against me in the campaign” for his reelection next year.

Hogan favors his own plan that mandates paid leave for employers having more than 50 employees, and offers tax incentives for smaller employers who offer at least 40 hours of leave per year.

Read the full article from the Maryland Reporter.


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