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Statement on Governor Hogan's Veto of Earned Sick Leave

May 25, 2017

Annapolis, Md. – Maryland Democratic Party chair Kathleen Matthews released the following statement in response to Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of commonsense, meaningful earned sick leave legislation:

Hard work should pay off, and working Marylanders shouldn’t have to decide between a paycheck and taking care of themselves and their families.

Democrats brought all sides of the table together to extend earned sick leave to more than 700,000 Marylanders.

Instead of heeding the calls of working Marylanders, Governor Larry Hogan dismissed them.

Voters will remember in next year’s election that Governor Larry Hogan put his own agenda ahead of the health of working Marylanders and their families.