The New Hampshire House on Tuesday approved a bill that would create a family medical leave insurance program in the state. The measure-- HB 628 --would allow workers to voluntarily pay into a fund that could cover up to 12 weeks of paid time off. Speaking on the House floor, Representative Douglas Ley, a Democrat from Jaffrey, told colleagues that without family medical leave, employees can be left to make a difficult choice. “Do I continue to work and risk neglecting my elderly and ill parent, or child? Or do I quit work to care for my family, but thereby lose my income?” said Ley. The measure passed on a 183-151 vote, with nearly all Democrats in support of the bill. Opponents say the program is too costly and will lead to an unfunded future...
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Family Medical Leave Program Gets Upvote In N.H. House