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Leading Trade Association Opposes Clinton Proposal

November 30, 1999
By: Kristin Marinec
State Capital Bureau

A leading trade association is opposing President Bill Clinton's proposal to increase parental leave payments. Kristin Marinec reports from Jefferson City.

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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.

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Contents: Associated Industries of Missouri president Chris Long says the increase in taxes would also hurt individuals because prices would increase as well.

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.

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Contents: A spokesman for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce Kelly Gillespie says that the proposal will either hurt employees by taking away from their unemployment benefits or cause an increase in business taxes.

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.

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Contents: The state's AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Hugh McVey says if a mother is at work and her child gets sick she should be wherever she has to be with that child.

The Department of Labor is posting the proposal on its web page for public comment. Reporting from the capitol, I'm Kristin Marinec.