The Brief: Pay Disparity at State Agencies Defies Simple Analysis

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With equal pay emerging as the single biggest issue this week in the contest for governor, The Texas Tribune's Aman Batheja and Dan Hill have taken a deep look at pay disparities across state government.

Their overall takeaway (w/ interactive graphic): "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 of individual agencies and offices — including those of both [Greg] Abbott and [Wendy] Davis — presents a more complicated picture. The evidence ...

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