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Democratic treasurer candidate pushes Ohio version of Lilly Ledbetter Act
Pillich says Ohio families are unfairly making do with less
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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Democratic State Rep. and treasurer candidate Connie Pillich
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On the same day that President Obama signed an executive order mandating government contractors submit data on pay, a state representative and Democratic candidate for treasurer unveiled her own plan to help reduce the pay gap for Ohio women.

Connie Pillich says her bill would focus on closing a gender pay gap in Ohio.

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“Here in Ohio, women earn an average of $10, 805 less than men every year. That means Ohio families are bringing home $10,000 a year less. When you break that down per week, it’s $207 a week.”

Pillich’s bill would bring Ohio in line with the federal Lilly Ledbetter act. It would allow women in Ohio to sue for damages if they are being paid less than men for performing the same job.

Her bill has had one hearing so far.

 

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