Missouri Falls Short of National Average When it Comes to Pay Equality

By: Brett Blume, KMOX

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Bill 44 is moving through the Missouri General Assembly seeking to close the wage gap between men and women.

The latest bill was prompted by a recent study conducted on behalf of the Women’s Foundation.

The group’s president and CEO Wendy Doyle tells KMOX News they learned that on average, women make 71 percent of what men do for the same job...

“What we want to do is to be able to see that pay gap decrease so we can drive further dollars into the state of Missouri to improve the overall income,” she says.

Read the full story from KMOX.