Family leave expansion law mulled

01.22.2009 | The Olympian | The paid-family-leave program that the governor suspended to save money could reappear, only bigger. It would be paid for with a 2-cents-an-hour payroll tax on most employees. Any such tax would have to be approved by voters, b

Family leave is back

Family Leave bill is back; Funded by 2-cent-an-hour employee tax: In 2007, Washington adopted FLI with benefits to new parents scheduled to begin October 1, 2009. As originally passed, the program had no dedicated funding source. Governor Gregoire put pre