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A mother walks with her two children along Still Street on their way to the park at Winthrop Square in Brookline. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A mother walks with her two children along Still Street on their way to the park at Winthrop Square in Brookline. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Massachusetts residents will notice a little more more money coming out of their paychecks.

That's because new payroll deductions kick in today for the state's paid family and medical leave program.

The estimated $800 million initiative is aimed at making it easier for workers to take time off for personal medical needs, to care for a family member, or bond with a new child, with less financial worry.

The benefits will be available to every worker in the state and affect every employer.

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Zeninjor Enwemeka, WBUR reporter. She tweets @Zeninjor.

This segment aired on October 1, 2019.

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