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Lawmakers consider proposal for paid family and medical leave


Maine would become the 12th state to approve a paid family and medical leave benefit for workers statewide if a proposal clears the state House and Senate and is signed into law by Gov. Janet Mills, the Portland Press Herald reports. State Democratic lawmakers have stepped up lobbying efforts on the topic in recent weeks and were planning a “Day of Action” at the State House on Feb. 7. Efforts to establish paid family leave have so far failed at the federal level, so states are now starting to enact their own paid family leave laws.

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