- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Senate is set to take another stab at completing its work on a bill to require the state’s employers to provide workers with paid sick days after a hiccup this past week.

The Senate on Wednesday gave what appeared to be final approval to the bill requiring a minimum of three paid sick days a year during the first two years after passage and five thereafter.

But on Thursday, Sen. William Doyle, a Washington County Republican, said he wanted to reconsider his vote a day earlier against an amendment to exempt businesses with five or fewer employees. That amendment had been narrowly defeated on Wednesday.

The Senate ended up putting off further action on the matter and rescheduling it for this coming Wednesday.

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