Attorney General Nessel Commends Gov. Whitmer's Executive Directive on Pay Equity

Contact: Kelly Rossman-McKinney 517-373-8060

January 8, 2019

LANSING - Attorney General Dana Nessel praised Governor Whitmer’s swift action today on pay equity in state government, saying:

“I am so proud to be working with Governor Whitmer and I am grateful for her swift action on pay equity.  Women have been short-changed for years and it’s time we led by example. Governor Whitmer’s commitment to making our state the gold standard of equity and equality on all fronts is refreshing.  I have directed my HR department to immediately comply with the Governor’s directive. Women in the state of Michigan can look forward to the next four years with confidence, knowing that their state executive officers will not engage in or permit discrimination against them,” said Attorney General Nessel.

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