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State Treasurer Lynn Fitch advocates for new gender based wage legislation in #msleg ’18

By: Magnolia Tribune - November 9, 2017

Treasurer Lynn Fitch hopes to reduce gender wage gap in Mississippi

During last years legislative session, seven bills were shot down that aimed to reduce the gender wage gap in Mississippi, leaving just Mississippi and Alabama as the only two states without legislation aiming to reduce the gap.

As the 2018 session approaches, State Treasurer Lynn Fitch hopes that a renewed effort in crafting such legislation will show Mississippi women, who make up 48% of the workforce that they are valued.

“This is not a partisan issue, this is about doing the right thing, and we need to signify to women that you are valued in the workplace; you deserve equal pay and its important that we begin to change part of the image of Mississippi towards women, and this is a great step forward.”

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