Study Looks At Wyoming Women's Economic Power
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
March 8 is International Women’s Day. All over the country women skipped work and participated in marches and rallies to spotlight women’s economic contributions as a part of an action called "A Day Without a Woman."
Wyoming has a reputation as the state with one of the worst gender wage gaps in the U.S. In response, State Representatives Marti Halverson and Cathy Connolly co-sponsored a bill to commission a study to look at the disparity in wages and benefits between men and women in the state.
House Bill 209 will be signed Thursday by Governor Matt Mead, giving the Department of Workforce Services the green light to begin working on the wage disparity study.