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Steve Grossman on Families & Children

Former Chair of DNC; Democratic Challenger MA Governor


Extend parental leave to 12 weeks of unemployment pay

Steve would like to see Massachusetts become the first state to extend parental leave to those who canít afford to take it unpaid under the Family and Medical Leave Act. He was the first business owner to testify before the Legislature in 2000 in favor of ďBaby UI,Ē which would provide up to 12 weeks of unemployment benefits to parents of newborn and newly adopted children, funded by a fraction of the interest generated by the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund every year. He believes that helping new parents afford to take a modest amount of time off - not only to bond with their child but for such practical matters as finding affordable, stable child care - is a small price to pay for winning the loyalty of workers, for reducing some of the stresses of modern life, for strengthening families that are often fraying around the edges, and for making Massachusetts a family-friendly place to live and do business.
Source: Campaign web site, Grossman2002.com , Dec 7, 2001

Capital investment in child care infrastructure

70% of children in Massachusetts live in a household where both parents work. Child care slots can be difficult to find, parents worry about safety and quality, and itís expensive.

Steve believes that Massachusetts can do more to increase the number of available child care slots, support capital investments in child care infrastructure, and to attract and retain high-quality staff through better compensation, benefits and training - and by treating them as the educators we profess we want them to be

Source: Campaign web site, Grossman2002.com , Dec 7, 2001

Other governors on Families & Children: Steve Grossman on other issues:
MA Gubernatorial:
Bill Weld
Charlie Baker
Dan Wolf
Deval Patrick
Don Berwick
Martha Coakley
Marty Walsh
Tom Menino
MA Senatorial:
Brian Herr
Bruce Skarin
Ed Markey
Elizabeth Warren
Gabriel Gomez
John Kerry
Martha Coakley
Mo Cowan

Election 2013:
NJ-R: Chris Christie (won)
NJ-D: Barbara Buono (lost)
VA-R: Bob McDonnell(Retiring)
VA-R: Ken Cuccinelli (lost)
VA-D: Terry McAuliffe (won)

Gubernatorial Debates 2014:
AL: Bentley(R) vs.Griffith(D)
AR: Ross(D) vs.Hutchinson(R)
CA: Brown(D) vs.Solis(D) vs.Villaraigosa(D)
CO: Hickenlooper(D) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Hess(L)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Foley(R)
FL: Scott(R) vs.Crist(D)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D)
HI: Abercrombie(D) vs.Djou(R)
IA: Branstad(R) vs.Hoefling(R) vs.Culver(D)
MA: Coakley(D) vs.Grossman(D) vs.Berwick(D) vs.Baker(R)
ME: LePage(R) vs.Michaud(D) vs.Cutler(I)
MI: Snyder(R) vs.Schauer(D)
OK: Fallin(R) vs.Boren(D)
PA: Corbett(R) vs.Schwartz(D) vs.Critz(D) vs.Wolf(D)
Up for re-election 2014:
AK-R: Sean Parnell
AL-R: Robert Bentley
CA-D: Jerry Brown
CO-D: John Hickenlooper
CT-D: Dan Malloy
FL-R: Rick Scott
GA-R: Nathan Deal
HI-D: Neil Abercrombie
IA-R: Terry Branstad
ID-R: Butch Otter
IL-D: Pat Quinn
KS-R: Sam Brownback
ME-R: Paul LePage
MI-R: Rick Snyder
MN-D: Mark Dayton
NH-D: Maggie Hassan
NM-R: Susana Martinez
NV-R: Brian Sandoval
NY-D: Andrew Cuomo
OH-R: John Kasich
OK-R: Mary Fallin
OR-D: John Kitzhaber
PA-R: Tom Corbett
SC-R: Nikki Haley
SD-R: Dennis Daugaard
TN-R: Bill Haslam
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
WI-R: Scott Walker
WY-R: Matt Mead
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Health Care
Homeland Security
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Infrastructure/Technology
Jobs
Local Issues
Principles/Values
Social Security
Tax Reform
War/Iraq/Mideast
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Term-Limited or Retiring 2014:
AR-D: Mike Beebe
AZ-R: Jan Brewer
MA-D: Deval Patrick
MD-D: Martin O'Malley
RI-I: Linc Chafee
TX-R: Rick Perry

 

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