That preemption veto notwithstanding, mandatory paid leave becomes effective in the Twin Cities at the end of this month. Both Minneapolis and St. Paul have paid leave mandates on their books that will take effect on July 1. Except in those communities that have opted out of the county mandates, paid sick leave also becomes mandatory on July 1st in Cook County, Illinois. We’ve reported to you in the past on those many communities. Talk of vetoes and mandated sick leave provide a perfect segue to Maryland, where Governor Larry Hogan recently vetoed a paid leave bill (which we reported to you last week). In announcing this week that he will run for reelection, Governor Hogan asked the business community for help preserving his veto and preventing an override by talking to legislators about the costs associated with the paid leave bill passed by the legislature. Paid leave will continue to be a major issue across the country.