The Senate supplemental tax omnibus bill provides tax relief for working families, helps combat the growing burden of student debt, and creates a new paid leave program for Minnesota workers. The bill passed the Senate with a vote of 37-30 Wednesday. Tax Committee member Senator Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) praised the bill’s focus on families and students.
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.
The Senate supplemental omnibus tax bill (H.F. 3931) provides tax relief for working families, helps combat the growing burden of student debt, and creates a new paid leave program for state workers. The bill, authored by Sen. Rod Skoe (DFL-Clearbrook), passed the Senate on a vote of 37-30 Wednesday.
New protections for Minnesota families promise to remain a major focus of the 2016 Legislative Session, as the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act was heard on Monday in the State and Local Government Committee, on which Sen. Torres Ray serves as chair. The bill received the strong support of many members and advocates for Minnesota families.
Protections for Minnesota families will be a major focus of the 2016 Legislative Session. The Paid Family and Medical Leave Act was unveiled recently, and proposes to create a statewide insurance program in which “everybody contributes and everybody benefits.” The goal of this legislation is to allow all Minnesota workers to meet the needs of their families without jeopardizing their economic security.
St. Paul, Minn.—Today the Paid Family and Medical Leave Coalition held a press conference headlined by bill chief author Assistant Majority Leader Sen. Katie Sieben (DFL-Cottage Grove). Many DFL Senators attended to show their support for this important bill. The following Senators have released statements of support for paid family and medical leave, a Senate […] Read more