Female Lawyers in TX AG's Office See Bigger Pay Gap Than in California

Female lawyers in the California state prosecutor's office don't fall as far behind their male counterparts in pay as do female lawyers in the Texas attorney general's office, according to a Texas Tribune analysis.

Since March, the question of equal pay has been a key issue in the Texas gubernatorial contest between Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis and Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott. Davis has criticized Abbott for not paying female lawyers in his office as much as men. Abbott has deflected the criticism, saying he believes women should be paid as much as men.

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