“New York State just took a bold and significant step towards eliminating the pay gap that disproportionately affects women, New Yorkers of Color, our LGBTQIA+ community and other vulnerable residents who have for far too long been paid less than they deserve. As the first woman and African-American elected to serve in this role, I am reminded each day of the importance of ending the pay gap at all levels of government. I want to thank Governor Kathy Hochul, Assembly Member LaToya Joyner, and State Senator Jessica Ramos for leveling the playing field to ensure we have a stronger, more equitable and fair job market that benefits all.”