Minnesota Senate passes Paid Family Leave proposal

Proposal creates a 12-week paid leave insurance program for most Minnesota workers

ST. PAUL, Minn.  – Sen. Katie Sieben’s (DFL-Cottage Grove) Paid Family Leave proposal passed on the Senate floor Wednesday, the bill was a provision in the Senate Tax Bill. Sen. Sieben gave the following statement:

“I am proud the Senate passed paid family leave as part of the tax bill today. The proposal is a big step forward for families. Currently only 13 percent of workers have access to paid family leave. Minnesotans should be able to take time away from work to care for a new baby or an elderly parent without jeopardizing their economic security. As the state with the largest percentage of women in the workforce, I thank my colleagues for joining me in supporting policies, like paid family leave, to promote even greater workforce participation,” said Sen. Sieben.

Senator Katie Sieben
Assistant Majority Leader Senate District 54
Katie Sieben is the Assistant Majority Leader and represents District 54, which includes portions of Dakota and Washington counties. She is the chair of the Subcommittee on Elections and the vice chair of the Rules and Administration Committee.

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