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The Montgomery County Council will soon be getting a bill that deals with a problem that President Obama has been speaking about recently.

County Executive Isiah Leggett is sending the council a bill he is calling a "pay equity" piece of legislation. It would require all contractors doing business with the County government file data with the County showing how they compensate employees, including by gender and race.

The bill also prohibits companies from retaliating against workers who discuss their salaries with one another.

Last month Leggett announced he would introduce the bill on National Equal Pay Day, echoing calls from President Obama to eliminate gaps in salary between men and women for similar jobs.

Leggett is seeking a third term in office, and in next month's Democratic primary he'll face Phil Andrews, one of the council members who will take up his bill, as well as former three-term county executive Doug Duncan, the man he succeeded in office.

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