Supporters of paid sick leave to hold dayof prayer in Annapolis

Posted at 8:46 AM, Feb 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-16 08:46:44-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Supporters of requiring paid sick leave in Maryland will be praying for the sick.

They are hosting a day of prayer in Annapolis on Thursday afternoon in front of the Maryland State House.

They will be highlighting how nearly 300 faith leaders have signed a clergy letter in support of the Health Working Families Act.

Last year, the House of Delegates passed a measure to require paid sick leave, but the bill died in the state Senate. Lawmakers are trying again.

Gov. Larry Hogan also has proposed a bill.

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