"As expected, the Working Families Party and the Paid Family Leave Coalition were joined by the "Paid Family Leave Stork" at a news conference -- in Sen. Kemp Hannon's district -- to bring a bill mandating paid family leave to a vote.
Hannon's is one of the seats targeted by the WFP, in tandem with Democrats, for takeover on Long Island.
A measure that would mandate 12 weeks of paid leave to care for care of a newborn or sick relative was approved in the Assembly last year, including up to $170 per week from a state fund, to be paid for by a 45-cents-per-week payroll deduction. It died in the GOP-run Senate.
At a time when a couple days less pay could mean foreclosure or getting evicted, a Paid Family Leave is a good idea.