Cuomo Hopes To Eliminate State ‘Pink Tax’ This Year

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched a new campaign to eliminate the pink tax in New York State.Cuomo says the campaign will include a series of events across the state to rally support for the elimination of the pink tax, as well as a social media campaign and a new hashtag – #PinkTax – to raise awareness and inform New Yorkers about the proposal.In the early 1990s, several studies reported disparities between the costs of substantially similar goods and services depending on if they were marketed for men or for women.“New York has made tremendous progress in advancing women’s rights all across the board, but unfortunately women are still victims of cultural and institutional discrimination,” Governor Cuomo said. “This year New York will once again lead the nation and continue our work to end this shameful and repugnant injustice by eliminating the so-called pink tax once and for all – because pink or blue, the price should be the same.” Despite increased public discourse around gender-based pricing discrimination, recent research indicates that the problem still persists. To address these disparities, the Governor’s budget proposal includes legislation to prohibit gender-based pricing discrimination for substantially similar goods and services.The legislation will require certain service providers to post price lists for standard services; businesses that violate the law would be subject to civil penalties.In 2016 the Governor signed legislation that prohibited a tax on menstrual products, making New York one of the first states to ban the so-called “tampon tax.”In 2019, the Governor signed a new law prohibiting employers from asking about or considering an applicant’s salary history when making hiring and promotion decisions, as well as legislation that mandates equal pay for substantially similar work.last_img read more

Main Street Brookville plans fundraising event

first_imgBrookville, In. — Main Street Brookville will hold the Wine Tasting & Charity Pie Auction at Third Place on April 28. The event features a homemade wine contest at 6 .m., pie auction at 8 p.m. and music by Sam Shuck. Legacy Lane Vineyard Wines will be featured.Tickets are available at Ritzi Jewelers and Keys to the Past.last_img

Trackers lose final game of weekend series of games

first_imgThe loss yesterday leaves the Trackers in a tie at the top of the Bear Slashing Division with the Grande Prairie Storm at 11 points.The Trackers started things off on the right foot as the team took a 2-1 lead to the dressing room after the opening period. They had a 3-1 lead in the second, however the Braves cut that to 3-2 going into the second intermission. The Braves took the win in the third period as they tied the game midway through, and netted a powerplay goal with only five seconds left in regulation time.The goal scorers for the Trackers were Deon Leer, Ricky Bateman, and Brandon Howard. Tallying assists were Ricky Bateman, Wyatt Gale, Deon Leer, and Nolan Lagace.- Advertisement -The team has some well deserved time off up until Saturday when the team takes to the ice in Dawson Creek when they take on the Fort McMurray Barons.last_img read more