H.196 would levy a 0.141 percent payroll tax on most Vermont employees to create a six-week paid family leave program.
The vote in the House Appropriations Committee was 6-5, with at least one Democrat opposing it because of the tax on workers.
Twelve weeks is not an amount of time that corresponds with a child’s developmental needs; it’s a political compromise.
House Speaker Mitzi Johnson said Tuesday the legislation is on a two-year trajectory.
One policy that can go a long way in fostering this positive work environment for younger workers and their families is implementation of paid family and medical leave.
Members and allies of the advocacy group Rights & Democracy convened at the Statehouse on Wednesday to praise the Legislature’s passage of paid family sick leave legislation and demand that more be done to raise living standards for working people. Pointing to Bernie Sanders’ blowout win in last week’s Vermont presidential primary, advocates argued that […]