NFIB Reaction to MD Senate Leaders' Push for PFML, New Payroll Tax

Date: February 24, 2022

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CONTACT: Mike O’Halloran, NFIB State Director in Maryland, 301-335-1063 / [email protected]

ANNAPOLIS (Feb. 24, 2022) – Today, leaders in the Maryland Senate announced that they intend to move forward on a new paid family and medical leave proposal including a new payroll tax. Mike O’Halloran, state director for NFIB in Maryland, had the following to say about the announcement:

“It’s very disappointing to hear senate leaders announce their intention to press forward with a bill that will have an outsized and negative impact on small businesses and their employees. The fact is, small business owners do everything they can to meet the needs of their workers, especially when they have family members in need of palliative care. But this bill creates a payroll tax that will cost owners and workers at a time when they least can afford it.”

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