Bill to close gender pay gap advances in Legislature
ST. PAUL — Minnesota women on average are paid 80 percent of wages men receive, and women who own businesses earn just 60 percent of male entrepreneurs.
Bills to help close that gender pay gap are nearing votes in the Minnesota House and Senate. The House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday approved the measure on a split voice vote, sending it to the full House.
The bill by Rep. Carly Melin, D-Hibbing, would make several law changes, including:
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