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Old 01-13-2006, 01:35 AM   #76
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Md. Senate overrides veto of Wal-Mart bill

JAN. 13 12:47 A.M. ET Maryland has become the first state in the nation to require Wal-Mart to spend a certain amount on health care or pay the difference in taxes. More such laws may be coming.

The Maryland measure requires Wal-Mart Stores Inc., based in Bentonville, Ark., to spend at least 8 percent of its payroll on employee health care or pay the difference to the state in taxes. The law enacted Thursday applies to all companies with more than 10,000 Maryland employees, but currently only Wal-Mart meets the employee threshold without paying 8 percent toward health care.

Labor unions, who heavily pushed for the bill to pass, said they would pursue similar legislation in at least 30 other states.

"The tide is turning because working people are not just fed up -- they are ready to get active to set our country in a different direction, one state at a time," AFL-CIO President John Sweeney said in a statement.

The Democratic-controlled Legislature overrode a veto from Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich.

The company said the Maryland vote sets a dangerous precedent.

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It's an interesting movie...I always like to see something from both sides though (Fahrenheit 9/11, FahrenHYPE 9/11)...

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