Add Paid Sick Leave to List of Stuff NYC Does that Philly Doesn’t

For the second time in his Mayoralty, Michael Nutter has vetoed a paid sick-leave bill, claiming it would render Philadelphia’s business climate uncompetitive, especially compared to its suburbs, which don’t enforce the policy. Bill sponsor Bill Greenlee has 11 votes in the bag, and is still desperately seeking the twelfth that would override Nutter’s veto. But hope is slim. New York City, which has long been in the same boat, has finally garnered enough council support to override Mayor Bloomberg’s veto of a similar bill. For good measure, here’s some research on why San Francisco and Connecticut in fact grew more competitive when after instituted paid sick leave. [Newsworks]