Making good on a two-month old promise, Maryland’s governor today vetoed a bill that would have required small businesses across the state to give employees paid sick leave.
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A 2017 Legislative Obituary: Cannabis Licensing Expansion, Internet Privacy, Immigrant Sanctuary Policy, Polystyrene Ban
The Maryland General Assembly enjoyed a productive 2017 session, with lawmakers from both parties working across the aisle and with Gov. Larry Hogan to craft new laws shaping Maryland’s environmental, school funding and even cownose ray-hunting policies. However, there were some notable fallen soldiers.
Dominic Selvi, 34, has taught music at Forest Lakes Elementary School for eight years now. Selvi, a popular personality at the school, was going about his busy, young, musical life as usual last December when he was diagnosed with stage IV rectal cancer. Selvi — an Abington resident and Fallston High School grad — is also the sole breadwinner for his wife and two children, one of whom has autism that requires a good deal of medical intervention. So, this devastating health news — as we know, advanced cancer requires drastic, debilitating, time-consuming treatment — hit home on every possible level.
That’s why the inventive Selvi this week petitioned the members of the Harford County Board of Education to allow his fellow educators to donate their accrued sick days so that Selvi can gather enough time off for treatment and rest. That’s also why his fellow faculty members are beyond eager to help, like Superintendent Robert Tomback who signed away a significant chunk of time to the cause: