In a recent email blast, state Sen. Wendy Davis wrote, “Texas women make an average of $8,355 less per year than men doing the very same job.”
The Fort Worth Democrat concluded her note by calling out Gov. Rick Perry’s veto of legislation that would have changed state law to mimic the 2009 federal Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which made it easier for women to sue their employers over pay discrimination. Proponents said the Texas law was needed so women had recourse to state courts, not just federal ones.
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Statement: “Texas women make an average of $8,355 less per year than men doing the very same job.”