At 6:10 pm (EST) today, the state Assembly voted to pass (!) A-873, the measure that would give six weeks’ paid family leave to care for newborns, sick family members and newly adopted children.
The vote was 46-30 with two abstentions. The Senate this past Monday passed its version of the bill, S-786.
Next — and final — stop before being signed by the governor is ratification on Monday by the full Senate.
For all the details on the measures, including my own passionate (I admit it …) thoughts on why passing this law is so damned important (and no, it’s not just the adoption factor, although that clearly bears substantial weight in my argument), simply explore the Paid Adoption Leave Tab above.