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Monday, April 27, 2015

Jane Corwin
ALBANY — The New York State Assembly today approved another provision of the "Women's Equality Agenda."

The bill, which assures equal pay for women, was unanimously approved. A similar Senate bill was approved in January. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will sign the bill.

Assemblywoman Jane Corwin, R-Clarence, and Gov. Cuomo each issued statements today about the issue. They follow in their entirety.
Today, I was proud to vote for another plank of the 10-point Women’s Equality Agenda: equal pay. Having long advocated for these bills to be individually voted on, I am pleased these bills are finding their way to the Assembly floor for a vote, and I hope each of the remaining provisions will be voted on before the end of this year’s legislative session. Ensuring that all citizens are paid fairly for their work is an important measure for all New Yorkers, and today’s vote shows that when Albany is willing to put partisanship aside we are able to come together to do the job we were sent here to do: represent our constituents and improve the safety, affordability and quality of life for all New Yorkers.

— Assemblywoman Jane Corwin
The women of New York have waited far too long for this day to come. My administration was proud to introduce this legislation two years ago to address the discrepancy in pay that – even in 2015 -- still exists between men and women in the workplace. This discrimination is wrong, and will be addressed across New York with the signing of this bill. All women deserve to receive a paycheck based on their position and job performance rather than their gender. Today, with the Assembly’s passage of the fair pay provision of the Women’s Equality Act, the Empire State is taking a firm stand in support of equal pay for women in the workplace, and I look forward to signing this legislation as we continue to advance and ensure the rights of women across New York State.

— Gov. Andrew Cuomo

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