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Press Release

For Immediate Release
July 14, 2014

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Communications Office
(603)271-2121

Governor Hassan's Statement on Signing the NH Paycheck Fairness Act

CONCORD – Governor Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after signing into law the bipartisan New Hampshire Paycheck Fairness Act, which updates state law to eliminate loopholes, increase transparency in wages and ensure that all workers have the appropriate tools and resources to help them earn a fair and equal paycheck, without fear of retaliation:

"Ensuring that women and men can earn equal pay for an equal day's work isn't just an issue of fairness, it's essential to our economic future. I am proud to sign this common-sense, bipartisan legislation that will strengthen the economic security of hard-working Granite Staters and eliminate an unnecessary strain on New Hampshire families.

"While paycheck fairness legislation remains stalled in our nation's capital, here in New Hampshire we've shown once again that we can come together to expand middle class opportunity and move our economy forward. I want to thank Senator Larsen, Speaker Norelli and legislators from both parties for coming together to pass the most significant piece of legislation for women in New Hampshire's workforce in over a decade."

Governor Hassan will hold a ceremonial bill signing for the New Hampshire Paycheck Fairness Act with legislators and advocates later this month.