To the editor:

The Legislature is making yet another attempt to pass family leave legislation.

This shows what is wrong at the state house and New Hampshire. Family leave legislation is needed. All kinds of things happen in domestic life, and virtually every other state except New Hampshire has or is passing family leave bills.

But it’s the same recurring and unsolved theme in this state: A need exists with no revenue source to pay for this need. No money.

The Legislature and Gov. Chris Sununu are both failing at family leave. The Legislature is proposing a payroll tax, while the governor wants a health insurance-type of plan with a deductible and variable premium that will very likely creep higher than the proposed payroll tax.

No government program can or should be free, but hardworking families from across the Granite State are leaving for exactly the reasons why this family leave legislation needs be passed and nothing is being done.

Steven Connolly


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