Mainers and Businesses Divided on Paid Family Leave

 In President Trump’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night, he emphasized the need to invest in the workforce:

“….and let’s support working families by supporting paid family leave,” the president said.

Paid maternity leave is an idea that’s been around for decades, but currently only a third of employers offer the benefit. Proposals at the national and state level would expand access to paid leave, but opponents say a mandate would be bad for businesses.

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