ANNAPOLIS (March 31, 2022) – The Maryland Senate late today gave final approval to a mandated paid leave insurance program that will be funded by a payroll tax on businesses and employees. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in Maryland, which represents thousands of small businesses in the state, reacted to the vote. The following comments are from NFIB’s Maryland State Director, Mike O’Halloran:
“The General Assembly has told hardworking small business owners and their employees to stretch their paychecks further. They’re telling them to go without that gallon of milk or loaf of bread each and every week to fund a massive government insurance program. Hopefully, the Governor will see this for the $1.4 billion payroll tax it is and swiftly veto it.”
For more than 75 years, NFIB has been the voice of small business, advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member driven. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit www.NFIB.com.