Amber Lea (freetobeme) wrote in the_liberalist,
Amber Lea
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Oh Walmart, why are you so wonderful?

The Baltimore Sun reports Wal-Mart has quadrupled the number of lobbyists it has in Maryland in order to fight a state law that would force the retail giant to offer better benefits. Wal-Mart has hired nine lobbyists in the past six weeks bringing the company's total to 12 in the state. The Fair Share Health Care Act would require companies with 10,000 or more employees in the state to spend at least 8 percent of their payroll on worker health care or pay the difference to the state. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, six other states are considering similar bills.

-DN, 11.22.05
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