Paid family leave clears VT Senate – VPR

The bill passed with enough votes to override a veto by Gov. Phil Scott. But it has to clear the House by a similar margin to maintain a veto override.

"Legislation approved by the Senate Friday would use a 0.2% payroll tax on most workers in the state to fund the paid leave benefit. Scott has said he prefers a voluntary program, where workers could opt in if they choose, and he’s indicated he'll veto the Legislature’s proposal. Senate lawmakers passed the bill by a vote of 20-9, however, which means they have the supermajority needed to override. The legislation is now headed to the Vermont House, where lawmakers will soon find out if they have a veto-proof supermajority in that chamber as well.


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