R.I. Senate passes pay equity bill

STATE LEADERS issued a joint statement Friday saying that the General Assembly will convene in a special session in November to consider the Fiscal Year 2021 state budget. They also said they will consider a special election for bond initiatives following the session. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES
THE R.I. SENATE passed legislation on Thursday mandating equal pay for women and minorities. The legislation now moves to the desk of Gov. Daniel J. McKee for consideration. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate on Thursday approved legislation mandating equal pay for women and minorities by a vote of 33-4, with one member not voting. The legislation, which includes identical bills in the House and Senate, updates the Equal Pay Act of 1963. The bills, known as the Fair Employment Practices Act, will now…

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