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House Passes Landmark Bill to Dismantle the Gender Wage Gap:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Arturo Natella - 413-595-1059 June 2, 2016 House Passes Landmark Bill to Dismantle the Gender Wage Gap: Legislation will be the strongest pay equity statute in the nation (BOSTON) – Representative Liz Malia (D-Jamaica Plain) joined her colleagues in the House of Representatives in passing legislation to ensure that men and women receive equitable compensation for comparable work. The bill prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender in the payment of wages for comparable work unless the variation is based upon a mitigating factor including seniority (provided that paternal, family, and medical leave don’t reduce

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Invites You to the Fifth Construction Update Meeting

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Invites You to the Fifth Construction Update Meeting For the Casey Arborway Project Public Information Meeting Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:30-8:30 PM Boston English High School Auditorium 144 McBride Street, Jamaica Plain, MA The purpose of this meeting will be to provide the community with an update on the progress made on the Casey Arborway Project since the first series of construction meetings prior to the Casey Overpass’ closure and removal in the spring of 2015. The meeting will also focus on project’s next upcoming phase and general schedule of activities. All residents, abutters, local business owners, and interested commuters are stron

MALIA: Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Negotiations: Protecting Vulnerable Citizens

MALIA: Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Negotiations: Protecting Vulnerable Citizens At the start of this year’s budget process, the Governor’s budget recommended $39.5 billion in spending. Near the end of the budget process, the Baker Administration indicated tax revenues were $750 million lower than previously projected, causing the legislature to lower their spending plan. This plan sent to the Governor was scaled back to $39.15 billion. Despite the reduction, the Governor handed down $256 million in additional cuts, which impacts funding for programs and services that sustain and make our community stronger. In the next couple of weeks, I will work with my colleagues to override many of the Gover

STATEMENT FROM REPRESENTATIVE LIZ MALIA REGARDING FAIR PAY LEGISLATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Arturo Natella - 413-595-1059 June 2, 2016 STATEMENT FROM REPRESENTATIVE LIZ MALIA REGARDING FAIR PAY LEGISLATION Today, we make history by providing fairness and equity at the workplace for all the citizens of the commonwealth. This legislation gives employers a much-needed definition of comparable work and includes some business-friendly measures, so that companies have the preemptive opportunity to justly fix pay inequities before facing potential wage discrimination claims. The bill protects individuals from having to reveal their pay history during job interviews, a practice that reinforces the cycle of pay di

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