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The NEW JERSEY Senate and Assembly endorse AB 3975, which would increase from six to 12 weeks the time Garden State workers may take off from work with pay after the birth or adoption of a child or to care for an ill relative. The measure which would also raise the cap on the reimbursement an applicant can receive to 85 percent of their wages, is now with Gov. Phil Murphy (D), who is expected to sign it into law (NJ.COM).
Also in NEW JERSEY, Gov. Murphy signs AB 15, a bill that will gradually raise the statewide minimum wage to $15 by 2024. The measure extends the deadline to hit $15 to 2026 for seasonal workers and businesses with five or fewer employees (NJ.COM).
MISSISSIPPI Gov. Phil Bryant (R) signs HB 366, which allows rural electric cooperatives to offer their customers high-speed Internet service. The co-ops had previously been banned from offering anything more than electricity (CLARION-LEDGER [JACKSON]).
The ILLINOIS Senate approves SB 1, a bill that would raise the Prairie State minimum wage to $15 by 2025. It moves to the House (CHICAGO TRIBUNE).