LANSING — A coalition of Michigan House and Senate legislators introduced a plan today to guarantee pay equity for all residents of the state. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, without any policy interventions to ensure equal status for women, the disparity in wages between men and women will not end in Michigan until the year 2059. House Bills 4629-40 and Senate Bills 328-39 were introduced to close that significant pay gap. In response, state Rep. Mari Manoogian (D-Birmingham), who sponsored HB 4633, released the following statement:

“Not fairly compensating a women for her hard work hurts her, her family, and our state. I am proud to stand with my colleagues in the Legislature and women all across Michigan to say enough is enough. We are fighting every day to end this discrimination and the package we’ve introduced today is a step in the right direction toward giving everyone the wage equity they deserve.”