Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Minnesota's paid family and medical leave program becomes law

The benefit program and accompanying payroll tax won't start until 2026


For Toni Kay Mangskau, 2017 was a cruel year.

Her mother was receiving cancer treatment when her brother, who is developmentally disabled and for whom she is a guardian, landed in intensive care for weeks. Her children also had health issues that demanded her attention.

"It's just a struggle where you want to be there for your loved ones," said Mangskau, whose only option was unpaid leave. The health care worker lost a third of her income that year.


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