Albany legislators should pass the Paid Family Leave Insurance Act to assist families juggling work and home responsibilities (June 16, 2014)

By Joseph Addabbo, New York Daily News

We all remember the uproar when New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy decided to miss the first two games of the baseball season for the birth of his child earlier this year.

Though he faced taunts and disapproval from sports commentators, the vast majority of New Yorkers applauded him for bringing attention to an issue that affects all of us - the need to be there for our families at critical life moments.