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Mayor and Speaker to Seek Further Expansion of Sick Pay – more entitlement

Once again the NY Slimes has a news blackout over Hillary Clinton – 20 subpoenas issued to Gov Christie – BUT NOT ONE against Hillary Clinton or our president over lies and failures causing the death of 4 Americans – Yes Hillary – IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

And now the communist Deblasio gets in the act by imposing more free pay. Why not make us like France and Greece – complete failures!

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Mayor Bill de Blasio and Melissa Mark-Viverito, the speaker of the City Council, are set to outline plans on Friday to significantly expand the number of city businesses required to provide paid time off for sick employees, according to three people told directly of the plans.

The proposal would represent the first major legislative effort of a city government newly overseen by leaders with staunch liberal views, and it would provide Mr. de Blasio with early tangible evidence of addressing economic inequalities in New York, the central promise of his mayoral campaign.

The Council passed a similar measure last year over the strident objections of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and leaders of the city’s corporate class, who argued that it would place a burden on local businesses.

But that bill was viewed by some liberals — including Mr. de Blasio, then a struggling candidate for mayor — as an imperfect compromise: Initially, its requirements for compensated sick days would only apply to businesses that employ at least 20 workers.

Under the proposal to be unveiled, companies with five or more workers would need to provide some form of paid sick leave, potentially placing tens of thousands of additional businesses under the purview of the rules, according to the people told of the plan, who requested anonymity because the particulars of the announcement were not yet intended to be made public.

The issue of sick days was a flash point in last year’s mayoral race. Christine C. Quinn, the previous Council speaker, had blocked the measure for three years, arguing that the bill would damage a fragile local economy, but she came under heavy pressure from liberal opponents to reach a compromise.

The more sweeping version would place New York in line with other cities.

Aides to Mr. de Blasio declined to comment Thursday night.