Clinton pledges to push for paid leave

MANCHESTER N.H. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, called yesterday for requiring more small businesses to provide unpaid leave to employees contending with the birth of a child or a family medical emergency. She also made a campaign pledge to use federal subsidies of up to $1 billion to entice states to mandate paid leave in those circumstances.

“The first part of my agenda is to promote paid

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