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News from State Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney

January 20, 2017

Capitol address
Legislative Office Building
Room 3300
Hartford, CT 06106-1591

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On the Web

Capitol: 860-240-0375
Toll-free: 1-800-842-1420

My Proposal for Family Medical Leave

paid family leaveCaring for a sick family member or the birth of a child can put a severe financial strain on families. That's why I have proposed a bill to create an employee-funded paid family leave system. The employee-funded pool would be used to pay eligible claimants with a period of pay each year, if needed, for parental leave or to care for a family member.

Our neighboring states of New York and Rhode Island, as well as California, New Jersey and Washington D.C. have implemented paid family leave laws.

The proposal is gaining momentum. This week the Connecticut Post wrote in an editorial:

"Nothing defines humanity more than how we treat one another at the start of life--and at the end of it.

"For workers coping with new babies in the home or with a dying relative, there can be a financial toll that only adds to the intense emotional one.

"Even people who never have to cope with such issues during their professional years almost certainly will recognize the challenges through the eyes of a co-worker."

Click here to read the full editorial.

I look forward to keeping you updated as the proposal progresses through the legislative process.


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Senator Martin Looney, Legislative Office Building, Room 3300, Hartford, Connecticut 06106
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