Submitted by Shannon Gahs, Associate Director, MD Government Affairs (GAO)
Debate over mandating employer-paid sick leave statewide and an increased minimum wage for Baltimore City is heating up this week. Both are expected to pass. By the end of last week, the Maryland Senate and the House both reached their thousandth bill introduced since the 2017 session opened in mid-January. Bills must be fully approved by both chambers before the last day of session, which is April 10 this year, or start anew in the following year in the state’s condensed legislative calendar.