2nd UPDATE: Governor signs executive order granting parental leave for state employees

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(Updated: Adds comments from Colyer; Gov.-elect Kelly, link to Colyer Facebook video; also adds comment on fiscal effect and include details about state's current leave policy)

Outgoing Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer late Wednesday afternoon signed an executive order granting paid parental leave to state employees for the birth or adoption of a child.

Shortly before 5 p.m. at the start of a holiday weekend, the governor's office announced an executive order, granting every parent who is the primary caregiver six weeks of paid . . .


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