Colyer says parental leave shouldn’t be statewide mandate

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Outgoing Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer says the new policy offering paid leave to state employees with new children should not be expanded as a statewide mandate.

"I'm a free market guy," Colyer told the Sunflower State Journal in a round of year-end interviews with statehouse media this week. "Every business needs to make its own decisions."

As Colyer neared the end of his short term as governor, he signed an executive order making available six weeks of paid leave to parents of a newborn . . .


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