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Minnesota Rep. Carly Melin of Hibbing tells a House committee Wednesday, April 2, 2014, about her bill to help women achieve equal pay with men. Minnesota House of Representatives photo

Bill to close gender pay gap advances in Minnesota Legislature

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota women on average are paid 80 percent of wages men receive, and women who own businesses earn just 60 percent of male entrepreneurs.

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Bills to help close that gender pay gap are nearing votes in the Minnesota House and Senate. The House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday approved the measure on a split voice vote, sending it to the full House.

The bill by Rep. Carly Melin, D-Hibbing, would make several law changes, including:

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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