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Md. paid sick leave proponents call poll ‘fear-mongering’

ANNAPOLIS —  A poll released Tuesday showing conditional support for the effort to mandate paid sick days in Maryland is being decried as a scare tactic by supporters of the proposed law. The poll by Annapolis-based Gonzales Research and Marketing ...

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Poll finds conditional support for mandatory paid sick leave

The Maryland State House is shown here in a reflection pool along Rowe Boulevard in Annapolis on a rainy day.  (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Support for a proposal to require businesses in Maryland to provide paid sick leave to employees drops precipitously when coupled with questions about possible impacts to jobs and benefits, according to a poll conducted by opponents of the effort.

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Session over for paid sick days

State Sen. Catherine Pugh, D-Baltimore City. (File photo)

Leaders in the House and Senate want supporters and opponents of a bill that would mandate paid sick leave for workers in Maryland to hammer out their differences over the summer. Both sides of the proposed legislation were notified in a letter Friday from House and Senate leaders that House Bill 385 and Senate Bill 40, which is identical, would not move forward. This is the third time in as many years that the bill has failed to pass in the legislature.

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