How Did Families And The Working Poor Fare This Legislative Session?
Last night the Maryland General Assembly wrapped up its 437th annual session, passing hundreds of bills in the final hours of Sine Die, as the last day is known. Governor Larry Hogan was generally pleased with the session, but promised to veto a paid sick leave bill. Governor Hogan proposed a bill that would have required businesses that employ 50 or more workers in a single location to provide sick leave. Democrats rejected that bill, in favor of a bill that requires businesses with 15 or more full-time employees to provide employees the opportunity to earn at least 5 sick days a year.
Tom speaks with House Minority Leader Nic Kipke who represents Anne Arundel County in the Maryland House of Delegates.
Then, Tom talks with a panel of non-profit leaders to find out how children, families and some of our most marginalized citizens will be affected by this year’s legislation.
Charly Carter is the Executive Director of Maryland Working Families.
Michael Wilson is the Director of Maryland Hunger Solutions.
Elizabeth Sachs is the Executive Director of Jobs Opportunities Task Force.