Bill To Expand Paid Family Leave Sent To Gov. Brown
After passage in the Assembly, Gov. Jerry Brown must decide whether to sign the measure that would raise payments to employees. In other news from Sacramento, Assembly member Eduardo Garcia pushes legislation related to expansion of the Desert Healthcare District.
The Sacramento Business Journal:
Governor Will Make Final Decision On Expansion Of Paid Family Leave
Gov. Jerry Brown is poised to decide whether to raise payments for employees taking family leave. The California Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would increase state payments for both family leave and state disability insurance. The money comes from an underutilized state account that is funded through deductions from employee paychecks. By raising payments, the bill seeks to encourage more workers to utilize their leave. (Young, 3/4)
The Desert Sun:
Eduardo Garcia Presses Ahead With Health District Vote
Assembly member Eduardo Garcia acknowledged Friday that a decision on how to pay for an enlarged Desert Healthcare District could still be more than two years away. Nevertheless, the Coachella Democrat is pushing ahead with legislation that would let Coachella Valley voters decide if the west valley district should extend east as far as North Shore. Garcia wants that vote to happen in November. (Newkirk, 3/6)