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Political appearances are always exercises in one-ups(wo)manship, even with nominal allies. Sen. Martha McSally took a stand for paid parental leave in a meeting with presidential advisor/daughter Ivanka Trump last week, her office said. Read more»

Angela and Matt Warren of Glendale with children, from right, Shannon Dugan,, 17; Eve Mitchell, 8; Daphne Dugan, 12; and Jude Mitchell, 5.

Federal law guarantees most workers 12 weeks off for events like a birth, but that leave is unpaid. Because Arizona does not provide more than the federal law, it - like many states - got an F for its family-friendly workplace policies. Read more»

Most states, including Arizona, fared poorly in the eyes of the National Partnership for Women and Families, which ranked states on how well their laws support family leave for new parents.

Arizona got a grade of D for its legal protections for employees who need to take family or medical leave, in a recent national report ranking states on their health leave laws. But the state was in good company: The report gave grades of D or F to 34 states. Read more» 1