CONCORD, N.H. - The New Hampshire Senate passed the Paycheck Fairness Act on Thursday.
The bill will try to eliminate the pay gap between men and women.
Governor Maggie Hassan issued this statement regarding the passage:
“The unanimous Senate vote to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act is an overwhelming, bipartisan affirmation of the principle that an equal day’s work deserves an equal day’s pay. This common-sense measure to help eliminate the pay gap between women and men will strengthen our economy and the financial security of working families across our state. I applaud the Senate for today’s bipartisan vote and encourage the House to pass this critical legislation in order to help all of New Hampshire’s workers earn a fair and equal paycheck.”
The bill passed by a 23-0 vote. The legislation will now head to the New Hampshire House.
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