Weeldreyer: Maryland can deliver paid family leave this year

There’s nothing quite like starting off the week with a good cry. That’s what I did while reading about new paid family leave for federal workers. The families I read about found themselves in dire or unexpected circumstances, needing to care for aging parents, for children with special medical needs or for a baby on the brink of entering the foster-care system. The stories were deeply emotional, and yet I related to them not just with sadness but also with joy — each of the situations involved families blessed with paid family leave. (Wash. Post)

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