They’re not about right to work, but there’s more battles brewing in Maryland over minimum wages and paid sick leave mandates. First off, Montgomery County Executive officer Isiah Leggett vetoed a minimum wage hike to $15 per hour by 2020 that the County Council passed by a vote of 5-4 last week. Leggett had expressed his concern that such a significant increase would negatively impact Montgomery County (which includes Chevy Chase and other DC suburbs) and clearly signaled his intention to veto the measure if it passed. He made good on that threat this week, and the council lacks the 6 votes needed to override. At the same time, in the state capital of Annapolis, Delegate (the Maryland equivalent of Representative) Dereck E. Davis has filed legislation that would pre-empt all local communities within the state from imposing their own dictates by making minimum wages solely the domain of the state. Seven members of the Baltimore City Council held a press conference to oppose the Davis legislation and signal a coming local minimum wage effort in the city. Baltimore had tried and failed in the past to pass a local minimum wage, but that may change with the new Council make-up. Aside from minimum wage fights, the Maryland business community has taken up the cause of opposing mandatory paid sick leave legislation that has been filed in the legislature. The business groups are opposing the legislature’s sick leave mandate, which would apply to employers with 15 or more workers, but have kept their powder dry over the version filed by Governor Larry Hogan because it provides tax credits and otherwise takes into account business concerns.