BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Advocates and lawmakers voiced their support Thursday for the “Time to Care Act,” which establishes paid family and medical leave for Maryland workers. The insurance program allows workers to take up to 12 weeks of paid leave in Maryland. It is funded through a state-administered insurance pool into which employees and employers contribute, according to a fact sheet. READ MORE: Feds File Charges Against Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby “Maryland workers shouldn’t have to choose between the job they need and the family they love, and that’s why we need a strong paid family leave program,” said Myles Hicks, campaign manager of the Time to Care Coalition The Time to Care Act is different from sick days and the existing Family Medical Leave Act, most notably because this bill is geared towards longer-term absences from work and provides partial wage replacement. Both of the bill’s Democratic congressional sponsors, State Sen. Antonio Hayes and Del. … [Read more...] about Bill Would Provide Paid Family And Medical Leave In Maryland
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0 This post is sponsored and contributed by Personal Finance Renting offers more flexibility, but buying provides more stability. Learn about the unique pros and cons of both options. Newrez , Brand Partner Posted | Updated Reply Many people might hesitate to buy a home because they think it's out of their price range. However, what they might not realize is that it's typically a better financial decision to own a home than it is to rent one. Still not sure whether buying or renting is better for your wallet? Read on to find out more about the true cost of renting versus buying, as well as which makes more sense for your financial circumstances. Should I Rent Or Buy? The decision of whether to rent or buy is a personal one and will depend largely on your individual circumstances. Renting offers more flexibility, which can be ideal if you want to test-drive different locations and living spaces, or if you … [Read more...] about Renting Vs. Buying: See How Much Money You Could Be Saving
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The line for COVID-19 testing ran down the street in front of the Serna Center, where the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) offices are located, as families waited to test their students and themselves. On Tuesday, some spent close to an hour in line waiting for their test. It’s a necessary step for students to return to class and their families to return to work. READ MORE: 'This Can’t Be My Ticket': Modesto Mom Gets Parking Ticket From Los Angeles SCUSD leaders are up against the COVID-19 omicron variant. This past week, the district had 307 staff and 1,282 student unduplicated positive COVID cases, totaling 1,589 positive cases, according to a video address by SCUSD Superintendent Jorge Aguilar. The district, like others, is facing a substitute teacher shortage. TODAY: Line @ Serna Center today for COVID testing through Sacramento City Unified School District. Most in line need a negative test to get back to school. The latest from … [Read more...] about Getting Answers: Are Distance Learning, Paid Sick Leave Due To Make A Return?
PORTER RANCH (CBSLA) – As cases of the Omicron variant surge, new pressure emerges to bring back two weeks of supplemental paid COVID sick leave. “It’s important for just public safety. You don’t want to go to work and get your coworkers sick,” said Caridad Valle, who thinks California lawmakers need to reinstate the extra COVID sick time right away. READ MORE: LA County COVID-Positive Hospital Patient Number Tops 4,000; Riverside County Reports Rise In Pediatric Cases Valle, who’s from San Fernando, works in retail, which means she risks constant exposure to COVID. She pointed out that without extra sick days, many workers feel they have no choice, but to go to work even if they are sick with COVID. “My boyfriend has an autoimmune disease. My mom is disabled. So, It’s kind of important to make sure that we’re safe and not forced to go to work. I don’t have the luxury of just not going to work and not getting paid. Bills got to get paid,” she said. Extra COVID sick … [Read more...] about Pressure Mounting To Bring Back State Supported Supplemental COVID Sick Leave
Jordan Frey moved to Manhattan from Rochester, N.Y., in July of 2013 for his residency in plastic surgery and a subsequent fellowship. He and his wife, Selenid Gonzalez-Frey, rented a two-bedroom apartment in Murray Hill, delighted to be in a city with so much to offer. Seven years later, as Dr. Frey neared the end of his training, a decision loomed: Was he going to remain in town and establish a practice, or settle elsewhere? “We really thought we were going to stay,” he said. But it was complicated. New York City was alluring, but by then the couple had two children, and they couldn’t deny the appeal of raising them in a place where wide-open spaces were just outside the front or back door. Covid crystallized things. “The activities our kids were doing got closed, and we felt pretty claustrophobic,” said Dr. Frey, 34. “We thought that if we went somewhere else we’d be able to afford not just more room but a much nicer place.” In July of 2020, the family moved to … [Read more...] about They Had Reasons for Leaving the City. So Why Are Their Friends Mad?
9 Politics & Government Residents are asked to conduct municipal business online with in-person staff limited because of positive cases and quarantines. Scott Souza , Patch Staff Posted | Updated Replies SALEM, MA — Salem residents are asked to minimize in-person visits to municipal offices and conduct as much business online as possible while in-person staff is reduced amid a coronavirus surge. The city said on Tuesday that positive cases and quarantines are preventing city employees from working in person — leaving some departments short-staffed. Those who do not need to do business in person are "strongly encouraged" to do so online here . Most city service requests can be made here . "The city continues to monitor case data and may make other adjustments or modifications to operations as circumstances warrant," officials said. "Please know that while response times may be impacted during this … [Read more...] about Salem Coronavirus Surge Leaves City Offices Short-Staffed
7 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Ralph Northam first decided to jump into politics, he wasn't sure which party to join. He chose the Democrats, and a decade and a half later — after a quick rise in politics and an explosive scandal that nearly drove him from office — the mild-mannered doctor from Virginia’s Eastern Shore is leaving office claiming to be the most progressive governor in the state's history. “I think at the end of the day, at the end of our four years, that I’m a better person. I certainly have learned a lot. And I think Virginia’s a better Commonwealth,” he said in a recent interview with The Associated Press about his political evolution, accomplishments, struggles and plans to return to his medical practice. After campaigning as a moderate and easily winning election in 2017, Northam assembled a historically diverse Cabinet and quickly notched major successes during his first year in office. He secured a … [Read more...] about ‘I’m a better person’: Northam reflects on his complex term
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Antonio Brown’s latest messy departure from an NFL team, the Buccaneers, was not about an injury, coach Bruce Arians said Monday. Yes, the Buccaneers are moving on from Brown, whose NFL career is on hold yet again after another in a series of incidents, including two women accusing him of sexual assault in 2019. READ MORE: Fire At Conneaut Lake Park Damages Blue Streak Roller Coaster But Arians dispelled the notion that Brown stormed off the field Sunday — tossing some of his gear into the stands and waving to fans at the Jets’ MetLife Stadium — after refusing to go back in because of an ankle injury that had sidelined him for several weeks. Twice, Arians was asked about Brown claiming he was hurt. Both times, the coach answered “No,” that Brown didn’t tell him he was injured. “It’s pretty obvious what happened. He left the field and that was it,” Arians said, declining to elaborate on an exchange the coach said he had with the receiver on the sideline. … [Read more...] about Buccaneers Coach Bruce Arians: Antonio Brown Didn’t Claim Injury Before Leaving Field Mid-Game
(CNN) An American family visiting Gaza say they were left "stranded in a hellish situation" for months due to the coronavirus pandemic and a blockade surrounding the Palestinian territory. Hani Almadhoun and his wife, Roa Alhelou, traveled in November with their two daughters, ages 6 and 4, to say goodbye to Almadhoun's dying grandfather. They had planned to stay in Gaza for four weeks, but it took them nearly three months to leave. Almadhoun said the "nightmare" began on November 3, when the family, who are Palestinian-Americans, left their home in Alexandria, Virginia, and embarked on the trip. "We voted in the US election and took the plane a few hours later, straight to Cairo, where we got into Gaza through the Rafah Border Crossing," Almadhoun told CNN. "We wanted to make sure we saw my grandfather before he died. He was filled with stories and history, and our goal was spending as much time with him as we could." Almadhoun and his family during their trip. … [Read more...] about An American family stuck in Gaza for months due to Covid restrictions finally leaves: ‘It was hell’
8 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger clasped hands with his wife Ashley, surrounded himself with the couple's three children and disappeared into the inner recesses of Heinz Field. There's still at least one game left in the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback's career. And with a little luck, maybe a 12th visit to the playoffs. Yet the outpouring of emotion in what became a three-plus-hour retirement party during a 26-14 victory over Cleveland on Monday night left very little doubt that this is the end for Roethlisberger. The tears were real. The hugs and the chants and the tributes from the players he's shared a locker room with through the years — some of them still early in their NFL journey, some of them long-since retired — too. For nearly two decades Roethlisberger helped provide the Steelers (8-7-1) the kind of stability and success the vast majority of the league's other 31 franchises have long craved but … [Read more...] about Big Ben leaving Steelers in good hands with Watt, Harris