Paid Family Medical Leave Clears N.H. Senate After Long, Testy Floor Debate
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Democrats in the New Hampshire Senate passed one of their key priorities on Thursday, as a paid family medical leave insurance program cleared the chamber on a party line vote.
The measure, symbolically titled Senate Bill 1, creates a mandatory program that would let workers take up to 12 weeks of paid time off to take care of a loved one, or after the birth or adoption of a child. It would be funded with a payroll tax of .5%, covered either by the employer or passed along to the employee.