CT GOP Senators: House Dems’ Passage of Paid Sick Mandate Bill Sends “bad state for biz” Message

April 24, 2024

Senate Republican Leader Stephen Harding and Sen. Rob Sampson, Ranking Senator on the Labor and Public Employees Committee, issued the following statement with regard to House Democrats’ Apr. 24 passage of a bill to offer paid sick days to all private sector workers. The bill now awaits a vote in the Senate.

“Each Democrat in the House who voted for this just added to Connecticut’s reputation of being a bad state for business. This tone-deaf proposal will hurt employers and employees by eliminating their ability to negotiate employment terms themselves. This is Big Government telling mom and pop shops what they must do and forcing them to comply. We look forward to a thorough debate in the Senate and to voting ‘no’ on this job-killing legislation.”