NEW YORK -- Attorney General Candidate Tish James today publicly released her federal and state income tax returns for the last five years, providing the press and the public transparency into her finances. Allowing such access to a statewide candidate’s financial information comes after candidate Donald Trump refused to release any tax returns during the 2016 presidential election, and as he continues to evade the public’s call for oversight into his finances. Such transparency is necessary to address concerns about potential conflicts of interest and sources of income.
On Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, Attorney General candidate Tish James today released a policy brief outlining how she will build on her previous work to fight for gender equity in the workplace as New York State Attorney General. The paper highlights the unjust reality that working women face -- from systemic lower wages for equal work to pervasive sexual harassment and worse -- and spells out a strategy to take on these issues through investigation, legislation, and litigation.