Washington, D.C., May 19, 2005 – Today, Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich will
stand with Wal-Mart Stores COO Eduardo Castro-Wright and veto his legislature’s
historic bill to compel the retail giant to pay more for its Maryland employees’
health care coverage. Wal-Mart Watch has previously called upon Ehrlich to return
Wal-Mart’s campaign donations.
Wal-Mart Watch Executive Director Andrew Grossman issues the following statement:
“I’m saddened, but hardly surprised, that Governor Ehrlich today
chose the interests of his massive campaign contributor over the health and
welfare of the hardest working Marylanders and their families. The governor’s
celebration of corporate welfare is an insult to all working folks and a serious
injury to the state’s small business community who aren’t allowed
to play on a level playing field.”
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