Washington Family Leave Act Quotes

It's very possible the paid leave will only be used by the prosperous, who can afford to go without any pay for five weeks or more. In essence, this program could be funded by the poor working-class folks to give the more prosperous a benefit. Democrats know this program won't be used by those that need it the most.

Washington House Republican Bruce Chandler, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
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Most businesses would tell you that they presently take care of their employees. They don't need government telling them how to do it.

Gary Chandler, vice president for governmental affairs at the Association of Washington Business. The Associated Press State & Local Wire.

When the cost of employment goes up, you lose your job. If you don't have a job, family leave insurance doesn't help you.

State Senator Cheryl Pflug (R). The Associated Press State & Local Wire.