State of New Jersey secondary Archives: on Families & Children

Seth Kaper-Dale: Address problems specific to LGBTQ community

New Jersey must be more inclusive for everyone in the LGBTQ community. Most insurance companies in New Jersey do not cover mental health therapy, sex reassignment surgeries and hormone prescriptions. This is unacceptable. LGBTQ teen and adult homelessness is at an all time high in our region, as well. Seth will address this on two fronts: trying to keep kids from being kicked out by their families and creating safe spaces for these children to live and grow up.
Source: 2018 New Jersey Governor website Aug 8, 2017

Seth Kaper-Dale: Earned paid sick leave is a must

Work is important, but the work of caring for oneself and one's family while in crisis is more important still. I would suggest that if the state really cares about this it not put the full onus of responsibility on small business. There should be in place state matching funds to meet the costs of earned paid sick leave after a % threshold is reached annually by the employer.
Source: 2018 New Jersey Governor website Aug 8, 2017

Phil Murphy: Ensure that all workers have the right to earned sick leave

One million New Jersey workers do not receive earned sick leave. Too often as a result, these individuals must choose between their health and their job. Opponents of earned sick leave claim it will hurt workplace morale and lower performance, a claim unsupported by experience. In fact, earned sick leave creates a more healthy and productive workplace. Phil Murphy will work to ensure that all workers have the right to earned sick leave.
Source: 2017 New Jersey Gubernatorial website, Sep 19, 2016

Steve Fulop: Require companies to grant paid sick leave

Unemployment has dropped from 8.8% when Mr Fulop was elected to 5%. While Mr Fulop, a Democrat, has streamlined regulations and expedited business approvals, he is protective of the city's industrial past. "Grittiness makes the city special. We don't want to become a Main Street with chain stores." He has also pushed a progressive agenda. Under his watch, the city became the first in the state (and sixth in the country) to require companies to grant paid sick leave. It is the first New Jersey city to have a transgender health care programme. More affordable housing has been built, even along the desirable waterfront, in the past two and a half years than in the previous ten.
Source: The Economist on 2017 New Jersey Gubernatorial race Jan 27, 2016

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