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NPR's Ina Jaffe reports that California may soon become the first state to offer paid family leave for almost all employees. The state Senate has passed a bill, which is awaiting action in the Assembly. The bill's sponsor says the measure addresses the main problem with existing laws permitting unpaid family leave: such laws don't help people pay the rent. But business groups say the added costs will not do much for California as an enticing business location.