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Miscellaneous Legal Issues

Paid Family Leave

February 17, 2000
The Right Start Act would authorize federal matching funds to states in 2002 for paid family leave programs for the birth or adoption of a child or other family care-giving needs.
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Medicare Reform and Prescription Drugs

February 17, 2000
The "Immediate Helping Hand" proposal would subsidize drug coverage for Medicare beneficiaries with incomes up to 175 percent of poverty and for those with catastrophic drug costs exceeding $6,000.
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Minimum Wage

February 17, 2000
The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2001 would increase the minimum wage by $1.50 in three intervals beginning in 2001 to $6.65 per hour by 2003.
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