The Government Administration and Elections committee yesterday killed several of the governor’s proposals, including her plan to consolidate several state agencies, and a proposal that would have reduced the amount of money participants in public campaign financing would receive.
This, of course, is the usual pattern. The governor will make a lot of noise about new proposals in her budget speech, but a few months later they will quietly die before ever reaching the floor. The bills were defeated along partisan lines.
Paid Sick Days Rally
A small group of people rallied yesterday in support of a proposal to require paid sick leave for workers. Business organizations still protest that the plan would lead to businesses closing. I have a very hard time believing that.