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Sanders to discuss family leave policies in Iowa

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WASHINGTON (AP) -

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to outline steps to provide workers with three months of paid family and medical leave, seeking to draw a contrast with Hillary Clinton on how it would be paid for.

The Democratic presidential contender was holding a news conference in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Friday to discuss his support for a Senate bill that would offer paid leave for people when they have a child or when their family members become sick.

The bill would be paid for by raising payroll taxes on a typical worker by $1.61 per week.

Clinton opposes the plan because she has vowed not to raise taxes on middle-class families. She supports providing three months of paid leave for workers but hasn't yet said how she would pay for it.

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