Gina Raimondo on Families & Children
Passed paid sick leave; improved child care
We raised the minimum wage, and we're gonna do it again next year; We passed paid sick leave, because no Rhode Islander should have to choose between a paycheck and taking care of a sick child at home;
We've improved the quality of child care so parents can have peace of mind while they're at work.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to Rhode Island legislature
, Jan 15, 2019
Pass modern, common-sense paid sick leave laws
Let's make sure people have a fair shot by allowing them a day off if they're sick or their kid's sick. It's time to give every Rhode Islander an opportunity to earn paid leave if they're sick or if they need to care for a sick child or parent.
Our neighbors across most of New England and in states across the country--states run by Democrats and Republicans--have passed or introduced modern, common-sense paid sick leave laws. Let's do the same thing here in Rhode Island.
Source: 2017 State of the State address to Rhode Island Legislature
, Jan 17, 2017
Page last updated: Mar 15, 2020