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Op-ed: How not to fund paid parental leave

The Senate Finance Committee recently discussed a plan to use the Social Security trust to support paid parental leave. Public finance fellow Joyce Beebe explains why it's a bad idea. Houston Chronicle: https://bit.ly/2LtHMrq