Gender Wage Gap Prevalent Throughout Texas Government

As the candidates for Texas governor ramped up their attacks this week over wage discrimination and sexism, the hiring practices of the state's public agencies drew new scrutiny.

Supporters of state Sen. Wendy Davis have accused Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott of unfairly paying his female lawyers less than their male counterparts. Republicans have countered with questions about how much Davis pays her own Senate staffers.

A Texas Tribune analysis of state payroll data shows that across wide swaths of state government, male employees make more on average than their female colleagues. But a closer look at the payrolls ...

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