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Wor-Wic Holds Annual Legislative Breakfast

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SALISBURY, Md.- The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual legislative breakfast at Wor-Wic Community College on Tuesday.

Each year an annual legislative breakfast is held for Lower Shore delegates to speak about the issues that currently face the state of Maryland.

Sen. Jim Mathias said this year's legislative session was extremely successful.  

The paid sick leave bill was one piece of legislation that took up a large part of the delegates' conversation Tuesday morning.

The bill was vetoed by Gov. Larry Hogan, and if passed would have required five paid sick days for businesses with 15 or more employees. It is a bill that Del. Chris Adams of District 37B said is onerous.

"Its received very little input from the business community how to make it streamline, how to make it workable. I think it's flawed from the start and it's not redeemable," Adams said.

However, Del. Sharee Sample-Hughes of District 37A thought this legislation would've been beneficial to the state of Maryland.

"We can't forget the fact that 700,000 citizens are in need and would benefit from this particular legislation," she said. "More people who are coming to work healthy will give you a stronger work force. They're not taking off, they're able to address their issues while they're off and come back to work healthier."

Lawmakers said during the months between sessions, they want to immerse themselves in the lower shore. They said it is important to understand the needs of their constituents because in the end, it will make way for a more successful legislative session.

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