Lawmakers Discuss Proposals to Extend Paid Family Leave

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The State Assembly and the L.A. City Council convened hearings today on separate proposals to increase paid family leave. 

Assembly members discussed on a plan favored by Gov. Gavin Newsom that would extend paid leave for new parents from the current six weeks to six months, which would be the most generous leave policy in the nation. 

The L.A. City Council held a public hearing on a motion to increase the city’s leave policy from six to 18 weeks.