Coalition focuses on paid leave veto

ANNAPOLIS — The National Federation of Independent Business is participating in a coalition focused on safeguarding Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of House Bill 1, mandatory paid leave.

Entitled “Save Maryland Jobs,” the group includes business leaders throughout the state, according to a news release from the federation.

“Our goal is to ensure that the public is aware the potential still exists for mandatory paid leave to become law. We are not completely out of the woods yet, and the Save Maryland Jobs coalition will do everything we can to increase awareness regarding the legislature’s ability to override Governor Hogan’s veto,” Mike O’Halloran, NFIB Maryland state director, said in the release.

The coalition is comprised of NFIB, Maryland Retailers Association, Associated Builders and Contractors, Mid-Atlantic Petroleum Distributors Association, Restaurant Association of Maryland, Maryland Motor Truck Association, Maryland SHRM State Council, Service Stations Association, and DavCo Restaurants.

It recently launched a website,