New Hampshire, Vermont governors propose family leave plan
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Republican governors in New Hampshire and Vermont rolled out a plan Wednesday for a voluntary two-state paid family and medical leave program, but Democratic lawmakers attacked the proposal, one calling it “useless.”
The plan comes in the wake of failed efforts last year by the two state legislatures to enact such proposals.
The latest proposal would provide 60 percent of a person’s wage for up to six weeks for a number of qualifying events, including the birth of a child or caring for a close relative with a serious health condition. The two states would cover the cost of the program.