ND House votes to cut paid family leave

BISMARCK, ND (KFYR) – North Dakota employees will not receive paid family leave.

House Bill 1460 failed to pass in the House on Thursday. Proponents of the bill said it would give North Dakota an advantage when competing with other states for workers.

Those who voted against the bill were concerned that employees would take advantage of the program and that it would hurt state tax revenue.

The bill failed 16-77.

In South Dakota, Gov. Kristy Noem just announced a pair of bills that would increase paid family leave benefits for state employees and create a grant program to help private businesses offer similar benefits to their workers.

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