In the final days of the legislative session, the Connecticut Legislature approved the bill which will provide paid family leave to Connecticut employees. Once the bill is signed by Gov. Ned Lamont, Connecticut will be the seventh state to pass such legislation.

Only a few short weeks ago, the governor threatened to veto the bill unless some changes were made which would encourage private insurers to bid on providing the insurance needed under the bill. The original draft provided in-house state oversight of the program. Lamont expressed concerns not with the substance of the legislation, but with the fact the program would be administered by an already “top-heavy bureaucracy,” analogizing the program to a “$400 million-dollar startup company” which will take an incredible amount of time and resources to administer.

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