Muoio -- Women's Equality Day: Much to Celebrate, Much to Fight ForAssemblywoman Elizabeth Maher Muoio (D-Mercer) had the following published recently in NJBIZ:
"Since the Equal Pay Act was signed by President John F. Kennedy over 50 years ago, the increased presence of women in the workforce has added a $20 trillion boost to our economy. Working mothers provide, on average, nearly 40 percent of a family's household income.
"While there has been a significant narrowing of the 40 cent pay gap that existed in the early 1960s, women still make approximately 80 cents on the dollar compared to men. African-American women and Latinas fare even worse, earning 60 cents and 55 cents on the dollar, respectively.
"According to a report released by Congress in April, full time working women earn on average $10,800 less per year than men, equivalent to over half a million dollars over the course of a career."
Caputo Urges NJ Voters to Support North Jersey Casinos Referendum & Reject Efforts of Outside Interests to Defeat ItAssembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee Chair Ralph Caputo on Friday urged New Jersey voters to support the North Jersey casino referendum that will be on the ballot this November and reject outside influence aimed at defeating it.
"There's no doubt about it. Powerful and well-heeled political, corporate and labor interests outside New Jersey will spend whatever it takes to defeat the Referendum for North Jersey casinos in order to keep billions of dollars of our gaming revenue flowing out of New Jersey and into their pockets," said Caputo (D-Essex). "They like things exactly the way they are, and will use innuendo and outlandish accusations to convince New Jersey taxpayers to vote against our own best interests because it benefits them, and that offends me."
Excerpted Speaker Prieto Comments at State House Rally Supporting Constitutionally Dedicating Public Employee Pension Payments (ACR-109)
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