January 19, 2018

Economic Policy Institute, Marni von Wilpert, January 18, 2018- On January 12, 2018, the Maryland legislature successfully overrode Governor Hogan’s veto of a bill granting Maryland workers access to paid sick days across the state. This is great news—it means that nearly 700,000 workers who previously lacked access to paid sick days …

January 16, 2018

Washington Post, Ovetta Wiggins, January 12, 2018- Maryland on Friday became the ninth state in the country to require paid sick leave and the second to bar colleges from asking prospective students about their criminal histories after Democrats easily overrode two 2017 vetoes by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Both bills were …

January 16, 2018

ThinkProgress, Casey Quinlan, January 11, 2018- Wisconsin is considering a bill that would prevent local governments from enacting worker-friendly ordinances relating to overtime, discrimination, benefits, and wages. On Wednesday, the Senate held a public hearing on the GOP-backed bill. The bill, Senate Bill 634, would prevent local municipalities in Wisconsin from increasing the minimum wage, …

January 16, 2018

Washington Post, Ovetta Wiggins and Josh Hicks, January 11, 2018- Maryland’s House of Delegates rejected two of Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes Thursday, voting to enact legislation that would require businesses to provide paid sick leave and prohibit public and private colleges and universities from including questions about criminal history on student applications. …

December 11, 2017

Bethesda Beat, Louis Peck and Andrew Metcalf, December 8, 2017- Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer testified Wednesday during a U.S. House of Representatives’ subcommittee meeting against a new Republican-sponsored bill that could preempt the county’s new sick and paid leave law. The National Women’s Law Center has described HR 4219, …