Governor-elect’s proposal for sick days upsets some businesses
Tom Wolf said he’ll pattern the law after Connecticut’s, where business opposition was tempered by exemptions for smaller operations.
Obama calls for paid sick leave for workers
The President is asking Congress to pass a bill allowing Americans to earn up to seven days a year of paid sick time. The call comes at the same time Obama plans to sign a memorandum ordering that federal workers have access to paid family leave when they bring a new child home.
A proposal in Berkeley, Calif., to levy a penny-an-ounce tax on sugared sodas is seen as a test of the public’s willingness to fight obesity with price manipulations. Now former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has reportedly thrown his weight and considerable financial resources behind passing the ballot measure.