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State Senator

Julie Kushner

Representing Bethel, Danbury, New Fairfield, Sherman

Statement of Senator Julie Kushner on the Appointment of Andrea Barton Reeves

HARTFORD – State Senator Julie Kushner (D-Danbury) -- who is Senate Chair of the Labor and Public Employees Committee and who was instrumental in writing and passing Connecticut’s new Paid Family and Medical Leave program which takes effect in January 2022 -- issued the following statement today regarding the appointment of Andrea Barton Reeves as Chief Executive Officer of the Paid Family and Medical Leave Authority, which will manage the PFML program.

“Paid Family and Medical Leave was a top priority for the legislature, for the governor, and it was a top priority for the people of Connecticut, regardless of age or party affiliation. They understand the value of being able to take paid time off from work to care for a sick child or parent. I congratulate Andrea on her appointment, and I am looking forward to having a very collaborative working relationship with her going forward to ensure that this new program works for everyone in Connecticut who needs it.”