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Minnesota Senate to Vote on "Economic Security Act"

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A package of workplace protections for women is primed for a Minnesota Senate vote.

The bill that supporters have dubbed the Women's Economic Security Act is to be debated today.

It would require many companies with government contracts to certify they pay men and women similarly.

It would prevent any company from preventing employees from discussing their wages.

Unless House members embrace the Senate bill, a conference committee will try to negotiate a bill that will ultimately reach Gov. Mark Dayton.