- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A bill giving more Oregon workers up to a week of paid sick leave is headed to the full House and Senate.

Democrats on the Ways and Means Committee advanced the bill Friday, setting up a vote in the full Senate as soon as next week. If senators approve, a vote in the House would follow.

The bill is a priority for Democratic leaders and labor unions. They say it would ensure people can recover from illnesses instead of going to work.

The measure passed over strong objections from Republicans, who worry it will severely hurt small and agricultural businesses.

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