Paid family leave funding in doubt. Plus: state pension fund and investing in early childhood education

September 29, 2008 | Alex Stone

Spending Cuts Hurt Program: The election-season cancellation of a $6.2 million computer project puts the future of a paid-leave program for new parents in jeopardy.

Union Contracts, Paid Family Leave At Risk: Now with added doubt and disappointment.

This is Not a False Alarm: State Investment Board Director Joe Dear, referencing the $47-million loss in the state pension fund over the latest corporate collapse, said the big bailout needs to happen, quickly.

Early Education Is a Good Investment: County officials argue that, even in weakening economy, pre-kindergarten funding pays off.

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Posted in Early Learning, Education, Full-Day Kindergarten, Retirement Security, State Economy, Work & Family

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