Support a voluntary parental-leave program by giving tax incentives for businesses that allow lengthy position-protected leaves.
Federal law includes the Family and Medical Leave Act, which was enacted in 1993 and requires certain employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for medical circumstances meeting certain criteria.
I have been unable to locate any legislation that McDonnell introduced or sponsored during his tenure in the legislature.
UPDATE: For whatever reason, it seems folks do not understand what I’m doing with these posts. All I am doing is taking up McDonnell’s challenge to look at his record and compare it to his 15-point policy proposals in his thesis. Bad, good or indifferent, my point is a simple one: to the extent that McDonnell attempted to implement the proposals, it demonstrates that this thesis was not just an academic exercise. (And The Washington Post reported that he had attempted to implement 10 of the 15.)