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.