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By Susan Cover Staff Writer, Portland Press Herald

AUGUSTA — A bill that would have required large Maine businesses to provide paid sick days to employees was scrapped Thursday.

Instead, Senate President Elizabeth Mitchell, D-Vassalboro, is proposing to prohibit all Maine employers from firing workers who take sick days, whether the days are paid or unpaid. The idea is an expansion of a provision in the original bill.


In a related story, Representative Andre Cushing discusses the original bills implications. Click the link to view the video clip from AsMaineGoes.com: