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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:56 AM

Paid FMLA Is Top Priority For Senate Democrats

HARTFORD, CTóItís the number one priority of Democratic leadership in the state Senate this year, which gives lawmakers and advocates who support it hope.

This yearís paid Family and Medical Leave bill will be up for debate at a public hearing today, but advocates werenít wasting any time Wednesday trying to get lawmakersí attention. They were handing out cupcakes and Valentineís reminding them why the issue is so important.

But some lawmakers didnít need any convincing.

Rep. Matt Lesser, D-Middletown, said four years ago he was diagnosed with cancer and as a lawmaker he was able to take paid leave. He said he believes that ability should be extended to everyone.

Read more: http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/paid_fmla_is_top_priority_for_senate_democrats/

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