Lawmakers put off decision on paid parental leave


Leading lawmakers on Thursday delayed deciding whether to extend outgoing Gov. Jeff Colyer's paid parental leave benefit to legislative branch employees.

The Legislative Coordinating Council considered a proposal modeled after Colyer's executive order giving six weeks of paid parental leave to parents with a new child.

The policy would potentially cover between 130 and 150 legislative branch employees, including staff attorneys, research analysts and auditors.

The leave must be taken within 12 weeks of the birth or adoption of a child. Employees . . .


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