St. Paul plans to explore citywide sick-leave policy

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

How about we just cut to the chase and give everyone in America free food, free healthcare, free education, free housing? Wait, a place like that already exists, it is called prison.

From the MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE: St. Paul is exploring the controversial idea of requiring businesses to provide paid sick leave for workers, a topic that has already prompted months of debate in Minneapolis. The city will start by ensuring St. Paul employees - from permanent city staff members to temporary and seasonal workers - are able to accrue sick leave, Mayor Chris Coleman announced at a breakfast event Tuesday with Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges. St. Paul will also begin talking with private business owners about creating a citywide sick-leave policy, Coleman said.