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Wendy Chase was elected to the New Hampshire House in November. Her mission to pass paid parental leave was inspired by the decades of care her daughter required after being diagnosed with cancer at age 2. Glenn Chase/Courtesy of Wendy Chase hide caption

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Paid Family Leave Gains Momentum In States As Bipartisan Support Grows

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President Trump with daughter Ivanka Trump on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington last month before boarding Marine One. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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The new tax credit sidesteps a common pitfall in the eyes of many Republicans by avoiding a mandate — it doesn't require employers to provide paid family leave. Instead, the law offers firms a financial incentive to provide the coverage. FatCamera/Getty Images hide caption

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Sandy Robson (left) and Crystal Hall rally for legislation for paid sick leave on April 11, 2016, in Annapolis, Md. Under a bill recently sent to Gov. Larry Hogan, businesses with 15 or more full-time employees would be required to allow workers to earn at least five paid sick days a year. Brian Witte/AP hide caption

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Businesses Push Back On Paid-Sick-Leave Laws

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Florance Eloi works the omelet station at Hilton's Conrad Miami. By the time Eloi gave birth, a new company policy guaranteed her 10 weeks of fully paid parental leave. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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From Cooks To Accountants: Hilton Extends Paid Parental Leave To All

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A Pediatrician's View Of Paid Parental Leave

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State Laws Build Momentum For First National Paid Family Leave Program

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Mike Cruse changes his daughter Olivia's diaper, while his 4 year-old son Benjamin and wife, Stephanie, fold laundry in their home in Alexandria, Va. Mike went back to work less than two weeks after Olivia was born. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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'I Wasn't There To Help': Dad With Newborn Struggles With Lack Of Leave

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