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Colin McNickle: Allegheny County’s sick-leave proposal a nonstarter

It is an idea whose time should not come again in local governance, researchers at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy say: Allegheny County Council has proposed an ordinance, that as in the City of Pittsburgh, would mandate that businesses offer paid sick leave to their employees.

“This is a short-sighted measure that will harm businesses, many of which are struggling with the effects of the coronavirus and trying to recover from the economic shutdown,” say Jake Haulk, president emeritus of the Pittsburgh think tank, and Eric Montarti, research director.

The county ordinance parrots the 2015 city ordinance nearly word for word. After several legal challenges, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirmed the city ordinance’s validity in 2019. The high court held the measure was more a “health and safety ordinance” instead

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We Mean Business | San Diego businesses rally to remain open regardless of county’s tier

The coalition argues that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s reopening plans are unrealistic and that the color-coded metrics are flawed.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, California — The We Mean Business coalition held a rally Monday to urge the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to initiate legal action against the state to “take control of San Diego and create a real plan to reopen San Diego.” 

The rally began at 4 p.m. outside of the County Administration Building at 1600 Pacific Coast Highway. 

The County Board of Supervisors met for a closed-door session starting at 5 p.m. to discuss possible legal action against the state and other alternatives.

The group rallying claims Gov. Gavin Newsom’s reopening plans are unrealistic and that the color-coded metrics are flawed. Many businesses across the county could be closed down for a third time if the county is moved to the restrictive purple tier on Tuesday.

The group

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