AUDIO: Paid medical, family leave bill clears first committee

A paid family and medical leave bill cleared its first committee Tuesday.

House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler says this measure would help people, especially women, return to the workforce after an extended illness or a new baby.

If passed, DEED would administer the paid family and medical leave program in conjunction with the Unemployment Insurance program, with employers and employees splitting the cost.

Listen to the full interview with Leader Winkler here:

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.

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