Tue April 8, 2014
Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, April 9th
12 noon: Assemblyman Joe Morelle
1pm: Maternity and paternity leave in the wake of the David Murphy story
At noon we're joined by Joe Morelle, Majority Leader of the Assembly. He'll give his take on the state budget: where he's satisfied, where he's not. We'll look at taxes, aid for cities, funding, campaign financing, and more.
At 1pm, we look into maternity and paternity leave in the United States. Last week, New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy made headlines when he took two days off for paternity leave. The headlines, to be fair, came from sports talk radio hosts, who declared that Murphy was taking too much time off. One host said that he should have told his wife to have a C-section last month to avoid missing baseball games. We'll look at the value of parental leave to care for children.