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Bates Says Statewide Paid Sick Leave Law Within Hours of Agreement

The Ashland senator said a press conference called Tuesday by Sen. Dembrow and other liberal champions of paid sick leave did not affect negotiations over Senate Bill 454, which may end up being more progressive than laws passed in California, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Sen. Alan Bates, D-Ashland, told The Lund Report that at the end of Wednesday’s Senate floor session he believes a deal is imminent on crafting a statewide paid sick-leave law that will be the most progressive of its kind in the nation.

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