State Treasurer Fitch advocates for equal pay, financial literacy

State Treasurer Lynn Fitch said requiring the teaching of financial literacy in the public schools and requiring equal pay for women can help break the long cycle of poverty in Mississippi.

“It is not a Republican issue or a Democratic issue. It is a right thing to do issue,” said Fitch, who spoke Monday at the Mississippi State University Stennis Institute of Government/capitol press corps luncheon.

Both issues are dead for the 2017 session, but Fitch said she will continue to advocate for pay equality and financial literacy classes in the public schools.

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