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Paid Family Leave Gains Momentum in New York Legislature

The bill’s Democratic supporters believe that the legislation, which has long been in the works, may finally pass the Republican-controlled state senate and be sent to the governor's desk.

The bill’s Democratic supporters believe that the legislation, which has long been in the works, may finally pass the Republican-controlled state senate and be sent to the governor’s desk.

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Report: Child Poverty Rate Highest in New Mexico

While the state's child poverty rate ticked down from 31 percent in 2013 to 30 percent in 2014, the gain trails those seen in other states, according to a new Kids Count report.

While the state’s child poverty rate ticked down from 31 percent in 2013 to 30 percent in 2014, the gain trails those seen in other states, according to a new Kids Count report.

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Oregon Labor Advocates Push Wage Protections

Democratic Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday unveiled a plan to boost the state minimum wage from $9.25 to $13.50. Separately, activists said they are circulating a proposed ballot measure to raise Oregon’s minimum wage should the governor's effort fail.

Democratic Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday unveiled a plan to boost the state minimum wage from $9.25 to $13.50. Separately, activists said they are circulating a proposed ballot measure to raise Oregon’s minimum wage should the governor’s effort fail.

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Portland City Employees to Get Paid Parental Leave

Beginning January 1, paid time off will be available to Portland city employees for the birth, adoption, or fostering of a child. Workers had previously used vacation time and sick days, or took unpaid leave, a practice that left many new parents in a financial quandary.

Beginning January 1, paid time off will be available to Portland city employees for the birth, adoption, or fostering of a child. Workers had previously used vacation time and sick days, or took unpaid leave, a practice that left many new parents in a financial quandary.

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Court Blocks Effort to License Family Detention Centers as Child-Care Facilities

Bob Libal of Grassroots Leadership told RH Reality Check that the state didn't want to license detention centers as child-care facilities because there was an actual “emergency” or for the welfare of children; it sought to expedite the process and reduce the standards to meet the facilities' needs.

Bob Libal of Grassroots Leadership said that the state didn’t want to license detention centers as child-care facilities because there was an actual “emergency”; it sought to expedite the process and reduce the standards to meet the facilities’ needs.

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Welcome to the Mommy Wars, Paul Ryan

Though Paul Ryan has an undoubtedly abysmal history where gender and economic equity are concerned, the uncomfortable fact remains that his actions with regard to his personal life may have progressive effects.

Though Paul Ryan has an undoubtedly abysmal history where gender and economic equity are concerned, the uncomfortable fact remains that his actions with regard to his personal life may have progressive effects.

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D.C. Workers Could Soon Get 16 Weeks of Paid Family and Medical Leave

If the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015 passes, almost everyone who works in the District of Columbia will qualify for up to 16 weeks of paid family and medical leave.

If the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015 passes, almost everyone who works in the District of Columbia will qualify for up to 16 weeks of paid family and medical leave.

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With College’s Price Tag on the Rise, Democratic Candidates Aim for ‘Debt-Free’ Higher Education

States across the country continue to reduce their public investment in education. With that in mind, Democratic presidential candidates are tackling the question of how to make college affordable (again) for American students.

States across the country continue to reduce their public investment in education. With that in mind, Democratic presidential candidates are tackling the question of how to make college affordable (again) for American students.

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When Parents Kill Disabled Children, We Must Hold Society Responsible

When cases of parents killing or abusing disabled children hit the media, it’s common to see these parents treated sympathetically. Reports typically discuss how they were “pushed to the breaking point” or “under too much stress,” dehumanizing the victims or seeming to forget them altogether.

When cases of parents killing or abusing disabled children hit the media, it’s common to see these parents treated sympathetically. Reports typically discuss how they were “pushed to the breaking point” or “under too much stress,” dehumanizing the victims or seeming to forget them altogether.

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Illinois Governor’s Proposed Cuts Put Children and Families at Risk

Newly elected Gov. Bruce Rauner has introduced a series of cuts to vital services for our region’s most vulnerable, including the elderly, homeless people, women, children, and individuals with disabilities.

Newly elected Gov. Bruce Rauner has introduced a series of cuts to vital services for our region’s most vulnerable, including the elderly, homeless people, women, children, and individuals with disabilities.

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