A leading trade association is opposing President Bill Clinton's proposal to increase parental leave payments. Kristin Marinec reports from Jefferson City.
Funding for the proposal would come from a program is supported by taxes on employers.
Associated Industries of Missouri president Chris Long says if the proposal becomes law, business taxes will increase.
A spokesman for the state AFL-CIO says the proposal would benefit businesses by maintaining good employee relations.
From the state capitol, I'm Kristin Marinec.
The Missouri Chamber of Commerce is opposing President Clinton's proposal to give more money to parents on work leave.
The money would come from the same system that financially helps the unemployed. Taxes on employers support that program.
Spokesman for the chamber Kelly Gillespie says the outcome would be negative.
The Department of Labor is posting the proposal on its web page for public comment. Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Kristin Marinec.
The state AFL-CIO supports the proposal made by President Clinton to increase parental leave payments.
The state Chamber of Commerce says the proposal will increase taxes on employers.
But vice president Hugh McVey says lawmakers should carefully consider the proposal.
The Department of Labor is posting the proposal on its web page for public comment. Reporting from the capitol, I'm Kristin Marinec.