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Lamont lacking on specifics over paid FMLA; Gets started on compromise

From CT News Junkie.

It’s been a week since Gov. Ned Lamont threatened to veto the Paid Family and Medical Leave bill approved by the Senate, and as of Wednesday morning House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz said the governor has offered no specifics as to how to resolve the conflict and get the bill passed.

“I don’t think we’re that far off,” Aresimowicz said Wednesday during a press conference in his Capitol office.

At the same time, he also admitted that he actually doesn’t know how far apart the two sides are in reaching an agreement.

“We’re just waiting on specifics for what the governor actually wants. I think it’s the board make-up and how they allocate the resources out to provide the program,” Aresimowicz said.

But he doesn’t necessarily know.

Aresimowicz said they’ve been floating different ideas regarding the make-up of the board that would run the quasi-public agency.

But why are they having to guess what Lamont actually wants?

Aresimowicz said the governor has not given them any language.

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