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Female lawmakers float package of bills seeking pay equity, child care funding

Female lawmakers float package of bills seeking pay equity, child care funding

A package of proposals unveiled Thursday by female lawmakers would help women in California achieve equitable pay and expand family-leave job protections, as well as earmark more state funds for child care and for helping children on welfare.

The Democratic members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus said they hoped to build on the success of last year, when they won approval of one of the toughest equal-pay laws in the nation.

“We positioned California as a leader in the fight to improve the economic lives of women and children,” said...

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