“Senate President Karen Spilka joined members of “Raise Up Massachusetts” and other supporters of the new legislation to celebrate its passing on Thursday afternoon.

‘Fifteen years ago, I set out to ensure that no one in Massachusetts would have to choose between their paycheck and caring for a new baby or loved one,’ she said. ‘Today, with the help of my colleagues, advocates, and the business community, this dream – and lifeline – fully becomes a reality.'”