Dallas City Council Passes Earned Paid Sick Leave After Heated Debate

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Tempers flared at Dallas City Hall Wednesday before council members approved an ordinance requiring all businesses in the city to give their employees earned paid sick leave.

At one point, Dallas City Councilman Philip Kingston ripped up a proposal by Councilman Adam McGough, who he sits next to, as he discussed an alternative option.

Some supporters of the ordinance cheered and clapped for Kingston, but Mayor Mike Rawlings scolded Kingston. “Mr. Kingston, we’re not going to have you throwing stuff, we’re not going to have you throwing things.”

Kingston then walked over to the Mayor and told him to stop lying about what he did.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Councilman Philip Kingston (CBS 11)

Councilwoman Carolyn King Arnold rebuked Kingston, but didn’t mention him by name. “I think the Mayor deserves respect. I did not like what I witnessed…

Original published: 2019-04-24 18:59:28 Read the full Dallas News here

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