Wirths Explains His Rationale for Opposing Juneteenth Bill

The Assembly this afternoon passed a bill designating the third Friday in June in each year as Juneteenth Day and establishes it as a State holiday.

The vote tally was 62-0-12.

Among those abstaining was Assemblyman Hal Wirths (R-24), who said he didn’t oppose the thought process behind the holiday but said he could only support yet another state holiday if the legislature eliminated an existing holiday.

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