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PNS Daily Newscast - August 7, 2020 

The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.

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The Commission on Presidential Debates rejected the Trump's campaign for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Report: Paid Sick Leave Law Provides “Cure” for Millions of OH Workers

October 3, 2007

Columbus, OH – More than two million Ohio workers would gain paid sick days under Ohio's proposed "Healthy Families Act," according to a new report from Policy Matters Ohio. The act would require most employers in the state to provide at least seven paid sick days a year for full-time workers. Report author Amy Hanauer says without paid sick leave, many Ohio workers face a tough choice.

"They're forced to either come to work when sick or stay home and lose a day of pay and potentially put their job at risk."

The proposal would also give workers the option to use paid sick days to care for children. Hanauer says more than a million Ohio employees currently have paid sick days that can't be used to care for sick kids. Business groups in opposition to paid sick leave requirements say it may be too expensive for some employers, but Hanauer says paid sick leave actually saves money, down the road.

"A lot of employers recognize that providing paid sick days means fewer of your workers get sick, the workforce stays healthier, people who are there are productive and able to work, and they realize that, in the long run, it's better off for everyone."

The list of Ohio faith, labor, and community groups that have endorsed the "Healthy Families Act" now tops 70, and they're calling on lawmakers to take it up in the next session. To view the report online, visit

Rob Ferrett/Chris Thomas, Public News Service - OH