From the Morning Memo:

Sen. Brad Hoylman on Tuesday marked Equal Pay Day on Tuesday by calling for the passage of a measure that would require companies that want to do business with state government to disclose wage gaps.

The bill would require firms with more than 100 employees that are seeking state contracts to submit income information showing the differences in pay based on gender, race and ethnicity through the nine occupational categories used by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2017 approved a 2017 executive order to require similar reporting.

Hoylman’s bill is sponsored by Assemblywoman Deborah Glick in the Assembly.

“The fight for equal pay is far from over,” Hoylman said. “If current economic trends continue, women can expect to achieve pay parity with their male colleagues—by 2059. Disparities are even worse for women of color, with Black and Latina women earning 57 and 49 cents respectively for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.”