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Stark fires off press release

Usually when we get e-mails from Rep. Pete Stark, D-Fremont, it means he’s voted for a bill or introduced legislation that has little chance of becoming law.

Let’s see if this one goes the distance.

Stark was one of several lawmakers today who introduced legislation to provide workers with 12 weeks of paid leave in order to care for a new child, sick family member, recover from an illness, or respond to an emergency arising from deployment of a soldier.

The current federal law allows up to 12 weeks of UNPAID leave.

Hard to see the sitting president signing this one, but he’ll be sitting in Texas next year, so I guess time will tell.

For more info on the legislation, click here.

Matt Artz