Rep. Morris – Paid family leave proposal is a new tax on working people

STATEHOUSE – Rep. Joshua Morris (R-Turner), the  House Republican Lead on the Health, Insurance and Financial Service Committee, testified today against LD 1964-, “1964, An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Commission to Develop a Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits Program.” The bill proposes to tax workers’ wages, lowering their paychecks to fund a benefit that many will never use.

“This bill is a new tax on Maine workers and businesses,” said Rep. Joshua Morris (R-Turner). “At a time when everyone is struggling with rising prices and inflation, we should not be adding to the burden by taking more money from their paychecks weekly for a program that they may never use. We should address the underlying goals of the bill by pursuing a voluntary, public private partnership like New Hampshire that does not impose new taxes.”

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