Colorado Democrats force partisan ‘equal pay’ legislation through House

DENVER — Colorado House Democrats have advanced partisan “equal pay” legislation that would force all state contractors to provide equal compensation to men and women, regardless of experience or quality of work. 

House Bill 16-1001, sponsored by Rep. Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, and Rep. Janet Buckner, D-Aurora, has passed through the House on Third Reading today, and now makes its way to the Republican controlled Senate. The measure would burden Colorado contractors by regulating how and how much, they can compensate employees.

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