WCIA 3 News - April 13, 2017 | original article

By Raquel Martin

WCIA 3 story on Pink Ink bill
ILLINOIS--One senator in Springfield wants to expose businesses that hike up their prices based on gender, which means some businesses could have some explaining to do in the future.

Studies show dry cleaners, hair salons and tailors tend to charge women more for the exact same services as men.

Senator Melinda Bush has proposed a bill that will require these businesses to be up front about their prices.If asked they must answer truthfully.

The senator says it's unfair to charge women more while on average they are paid less for the same jobs.

According to the Institute for Women's Policy Research Women earn 80 cents for every dollar earned by men.

Senator Bush, who championed the fight to eliminate the pink tax on feminine hygiene products, says the discrimination must end.

Thanks to her efforts Illinois became the third state to end the tax of pads and tampons this year.

Now the lawmaker is continuing her mission to end all economic barriers for women in the state of Illinois.

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