Fitch: End gender wage gap in MS

With one bill sent to committee and another coming down the pike, both authored by Democratic representatives, Republican State Treasurer Lynn Fitch is voicing her support for gender financial equality in the workplace.

“This is critical,” Fitch said. “This is a time where we should move beyond and move to the future. This is not a partisan issue. This is the right thing to do.”

Gov. Phil Bryant, a Republican, said Tuesday he “unequivocally” supports equal pay for equal work.

“While the authors have in the past used this and similar bills to score cheap political points, I welcome a serious conversation about the issue,” Bryant said. “I unequivocally support women receiving equal pay for equal work.”

Clarion Ledger
1/10/17