Family Leave Starts Here

Commentary | February 19, 2008 | By Marilyn Watkins | Real Change News

Last year Gov. Chris Gregoire and our legislature took a historic step, making Washington just the second state in the nation to promise paid family leave to all new parents. For the current legislative session the action around family leave isn't quite as dramatic, but we still have important work to make sure that the family leave insurance program begins paying benefits as scheduled in October 2009.

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