Monday, July 24, 2006

Governor Ehrlich's Statement on decision striking Wal-Mart Law

Following up on my last article, Governor Ehrlich issued a press release following the decision striking down the Wal-Mart law. He pulled no punches, stating:

"I am very pleased with the decision of the Baltimore City Federal District Court to invalidate the Fair Share Health Care Fund Act. . . ."

"The District Court's decision to strike down this unfair mandate on one Maryland employer is further validation that the General Assembly overstepped its bounds in an effort to demonize that employer for political gain. This is yet another example of the General Assembly's reckless approach to legislating that threatens families, jobs, including nearly 1,000 of them on the Eastern Shore, and any positive gains Maryland has made in creating a healthy business climate."

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