The Country's Most Sweeping Paid Family Leave Policy Just Became Law

Route Fifty: Oregon now has the country’s most generous paid family leave policy, with Gov. Kate Brown on Friday signing a sweeping bill into law.

"Oregon families no longer need to make the difficult choice between paying the rent and staying home with their newborn, or between chemotherapy and keeping food on the table," Brown said in a statement. "It's absurd that our society values someone clocking in and out of their job above holding a loved one's hand—and that will change under HB 2005, where all families who need and care for each other will be recognized."

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